- a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
Origin of workaholic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for workaholic
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
Keynote: The workaholic takes the office on the go, and Keynote on the iPad is perfect for polishing that work presentation.Must-Have Apps: What To Download On Your New Device
December 25, 2012
The workaholic with the love of white suits and the slogan, "Let's Keep Moving!"Hollywood Says Goodbye to Murdered Publicist
Christine Pelisek, Jacob Bernstein
November 22, 2010
Richard Wolffe on his Biden roots, workaholic ways—and what Woodward got wrong.The Next Rahm?
September 28, 2010
And spare a thought for the policeman two days ago who was gunned down in the desert by a workaholic drug dealer.Arizona, Show Your Papers? So What!
May 4, 2010
- a person obsessively addicted to work
- (as modifier)workaholic behaviour
C20: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author
Word Origin and History for workaholic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.