Words at Play : Top 10 Mashup Words

#4: Chocoholic

With its suggestion of unhealthy addiction, this word (chocolate + alcoholic) dates back to 1968, before studies suggested that eating some chocolate, especially the dark stuff, can actually be healthy.

Chocoholic was among the first of the -holic creations, along with workaholic; shopaholic came later.

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