[wurk-uh-haw-lik, -hol-ik]
a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.

1965–70; work + -aholic

workaholism, noun Unabridged
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workaholic (ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk)
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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Main Entry:  workaholism
Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

1968, coined from work (n.) with second element abstracted absurdly from alcoholic, setting up the Rodney Dangerfield joke, "My old man was a workaholic: every time he thought about work, he got drunk."
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workaholic work·a·hol·ic (wûr'kə-hô'lĭk)
One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.

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workaholic definition

  1. n.
    someone who is obsessed with work. : Jerry is a workaholic. He can't enjoy a vacation.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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