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bibliophile

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noun bib·lio·phile \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of bibliophile

  • : a person who loves or collects books

Full Definition of bibliophile

  1. :  a lover of books especially for qualities of format; also :  a book collector

bib·lio·phil·ic play \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈfi-lik\ adjective
bib·li·oph·i·lism play \-ˈä-fə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
bib·li·oph·i·ly play \-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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