shopaholism

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Etymology[edit]

From shopaholic, as if to imitate alcoholism, from alcohol.

Noun[edit]

shopaholism (uncountable)

  1. Addiction to shopping; the condition of a shopaholic.
    • 2007 January 3, Virginia Heffernan, “Hey! Never Underestimate the Average Joe”, New York Times:
      Yeah, she’s trim, organized and snippy, with the makeup, the Manhattan job and the shopaholism, but she’s also the one in the couple who can’t really grow up because she lives with her dad.

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