Main definitions of automaniac in English

: automaniac1automaniac2

automaniac1

noun

rare
  • A person who is self-involved or self-obsessed to the point of being mentally ill.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From auto- + -maniac, after automania.

Pronunciation

automaniac

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak/

Main definitions of automaniac in English

: automaniac1automaniac2

automaniac2

noun

  • 1A person who drives recklessly or at excessive speed; a dangerous driver.

  • 2An enthusiast for motor vehicles and motoring.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Horseless Age. From auto + -maniac.

Pronunciation

automaniac

/ˌɔːtəʊˈmeɪnɪak/