[shop-uh-haw-lik, -hol-ik]

noun Informal.

a frequent shopper, especially one who is unable to control his or her spending. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of shopaholic

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British Dictionary definitions for shopaholic



informal a compulsive shopper
Derived Formsshopaholism, noun

Word Origin for shopaholic

C20: from shop + -holic
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Word Origin and History for shopaholic

1984, from shop (v.) + -aholic.

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