-holic


variant of -aholic: chocoholic.

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British Dictionary definitions for -holic

-holic

suffix forming nouns

indicating a person having an abnormal desire for or dependence onworkaholic; chocoholic

Word Origin for -holic

C20: on the pattern of alcoholic
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