Definitions

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  • suffix Denotes addiction to the substance or activity of the stem word.

Etymologies

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Back-formation from alcoholic.

Examples

  • In the same way alcoholic spawned workaholic and chocoholic, as -holic became a combining form meaning “hooked on.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • In the same way alcoholic spawned workaholic and chocoholic, as -holic became a combining form meaning “hooked on.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • In the same way alcoholic spawned workaholic and chocoholic, as -holic became a combining form meaning “hooked on.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • In the same way alcoholic spawned workaholic and chocoholic, as -holic became a combining form meaning “hooked on.”

    No Uncertain Terms

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