workaholic

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noun work·a·hol·ic \ˌwər-kə-ˈhȯ-lik, -ˈhä-\

Definition of workaholic

  1. :  a compulsive worker

workaholic

adjective

workaholism

play \ˈwər-kə-ˌhȯ-ˌli-zəm, -ˌhä-\ noun

Examples of workaholic in a Sentence

  1. My brother is a real workaholic who almost never takes time off.

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Origin and Etymology of workaholic

work + -aholic


First Known Use: 1947


WORKAHOLIC Defined for English Language Learners

workaholic

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noun

Definition of workaholic for English Language Learners

  • : a person who chooses to work a lot : a person who is always working, thinking about work, etc.


Medical Dictionary

workaholic

play
noun work·a·hol·ic \ˌwər-kə-ˈhȯl-ik, -ˈhäl-\

Medical Definition of workaholic

  1. :  a compulsive worker


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