WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
work•a•hol•ic /ˌwɜrkəˈhɔlɪk, -ˈhɑlɪk/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a person who has a powerful need to work.
(wûrk′ə hô′lik, -hol′ik),USA pronunciation n.
- a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
workaholic /ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk/ n
Etymology: 20th Century: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author
- a person obsessively addicted to work
- (as modifier): workaholic behaviour