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workaholic (n.)

1968, coined from work (n.) with second element abstracted absurdly from alcoholic. This sets up the old Rodney Dangerfield joke: "My old man was a workaholic: every time he thought about work, he got drunk."

updated on June 19, 2013

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Definitions of workaholic from WordNet

workaholic (n.)
person with a compulsive need to work;
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