Definition of oniomania in English:

oniomania

noun

  • 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.’

Pronunciation

oniomania

/ˌōnēōˈmānēə/ /ˌoʊnioʊˈmeɪniə/

Origin

From Greek ōnios ‘for sale’, from ōnos ‘price, purchase’ see -mania.