Meaning of -AHOLIC in English


a combining form extracted from alcoholic , occurring as the final element in compounds, often facetious nonce words, with the sense "a person who has an addiction to or obsession with some object or activity": workaholic; chargeaholic.

Also, -holic .

[ by extraction, with a replacing o as the sp. of the unstressed vowel ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .