workaholic

[ wurk-uh-haw-lik, -hol-ik ]
/ ˌwɜrk əˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk /

noun

a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.

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Origin of workaholic

First recorded in 1965–70; work + -aholic

OTHER WORDS FROM workaholic

work·a·hol·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for workaholic

workaholic
/ (ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk) /

noun

  1. a person obsessively addicted to work
  2. (as modifier)workaholic behaviour

Word Origin for workaholic

C20: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author
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Medical definitions for workaholic

workaholic
[ wûr′kə-hôlĭk ]

n.

One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.
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