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A person who is self-involved or self-obsessed to the point of being mentally ill.
Mid 19th century. From auto- + -maniac, after automania.
1A person who drives recklessly or at excessive speed; a dangerous driver.
2An enthusiast for motor vehicles and motoring.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Horseless Age. From auto + -maniac.
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