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-aholic

1.
a combining form extracted from alcoholic, occurring as the final element in compounds, often facetious nonce words, with the sense “a person who has an addiction to or obsession with some object or activity”:
workaholic; chargeaholic.
Also, -holic.
Origin
by extraction, with a replacing o as the spelling of the unstressed vowel
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Word Origin and History for -aholic

word-forming element abstracted from alcoholic; first in sugarholic (1965), foodoholic (sic., 1965); later in workaholic (1968), golfaholic (1971), chocoholic (1971), and shopaholic (1984).

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-aholic

suffix

used to form nouns and adjectives Addicted to and overengaging in what is indicated: fuckaholic/ sleepaholic/ workaholic


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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