au·​to·​ma·​nia | \ -ə¦mā- -nēə \

Definition of automania

: undue dependence on or concern with having an automobile especially for recreation

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First Known Use of automania

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for automania

auto- entry 2 + mania

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“Automania.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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