Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Oniomania

-An obsessive or uncontrollable urge to buy things.
-An abnormal impulse for buying things.

From Greek ōnios 'for sale', from ōnos 'price, purchase’ + Late Latin mania "insanity, madness," from Greek mania "madness, frenzy; enthusiasm.

Used in a sentence:
“When it comes to the buying of books, there is nothing wrong with a bit of oniomania.”

(from The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: greek, noun, o, wordsmith: med_cat

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