bibliophile


bib·lio·phile

noun \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

: a person who loves or collects books

Full Definition of BIBLIOPHILE

:  a lover of books especially for qualities of format; also :  a book collector
bib·lio·phil·ic \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈfi-lik\ adjective
bib·li·oph·i·lism \-ˈä-fə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
bib·li·oph·i·ly \-lē\ noun

Examples of BIBLIOPHILE

  1. <for bibliophiles, no electronic device could possibly give the tactile pleasure of a beautifully bound book>

Origin of BIBLIOPHILE

French, from bibli- + -phile
First Known Use: 1824

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