Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix One that has a tendency toward: hemophiliac.
  • suffix One that has an abnormal attraction to: coprophiliac.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

-phili(a) + -ac.

Examples

  • That means the go-go years of ever-soaring insurance profits are gone-gone.

    Peter J. Ognibene: Will The VA Take On Big Insurance?

  • And then he gets home and rut-roh, mommy gone-gone.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2010

  • Google is loathe to be associated with the go-go (and, ultimately, gone-gone) supernovas of the dot-com era, and to discourage speculation Page and Brin outline "a fair process for our IPO that is inclusive of both small and large investors."

    A Very Public Offering

  • "That number might change now that Malzra is gone-gone to Shiv," Jhoira said sadly.

    Time Streams

  • All that lovely cream gone-gone on my shoes too! '

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • They may be assured that there is no question whether the old way of life in the United Kingdom will go; it has gone-gone forever.

    Dunkirk to Dieppe and Beyond

  • I don't know if it's truly gone-gone, but because there's no way I can add anyone to that usergroup or assign it forum permissions even if I want to, it's as good as gone for me. supposed to do - the point is, how the heck do I get a usergroup back into the drop-down menu (and into the Groups box on the FORUMS PERMISSIONS page) again?

    phpBB.com

  • The drag-studded but predominantly twink - and muscle-filled Beige-Tuesdays at B Bar-is hot again, thanks to the warmer weather and the fact that the rival BonBon is gone-gone.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

  • Yeah, I'm finding that you already have to reload some images (and that some don't seem to appear at all), but it's not gone-gone.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Habituation, or lack of it, is the thing that makes peekaboo funny for a young person* - because he/she hasn't figured out that, merely because your face is gone, that it's not actually gone-gone

    Comments for FanGraphs Baseball

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