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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.
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Also -holic.

Origin of -aholic

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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