WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
work•a•hol•ic /ˌwɜrkəˈhɔlɪk, -ˈhɑlɪk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who has a powerful need to work.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
work•a•hol•ic  (wûrk′ə hôlik, -holik),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
worka•hol′ism, n. 
  • work + -aholic 1965–70


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

workaholic /ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk/ n
  1. a person obsessively addicted to work
  2. (as modifier): workaholic behaviour
Etymology: 20th Century: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author



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