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One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.
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a. a person obsessively addicted to work
b. (as modifier): workaholic behaviour.
[C20: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author]
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work•a•hol•ic(ˌwɜrk əˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk)
a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
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|Noun||1.||workaholic - person with a compulsive need to work|
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compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
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