Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
An obsessive or uncontrollable urge to buy things.‘people with oniomania feel completely ruled by the compulsion to shop and spend’
- ‘‘Compulsive shopping’, which is formally known as oniomania, is not yet included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association.’
From Greek ōnios ‘for sale’, from ōnos ‘price, purchase’ see -mania.
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