bibliomania

noun
bib·​lio·​ma·​nia | \ ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce bibliomania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of bibliomania

: extreme preoccupation with collecting books

Other Words from bibliomania

bibliomaniac \ ˌbi-​blē-​ə-​ˈmā-​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce bibliomaniac (audio) \ noun or adjective
bibliomaniacal \ ˌbi-​blē-​ō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce bibliomaniacal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bibliomania

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bibliomania

French bibliomanie, from bibli- + manie mania, from Late Latin mania

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bibliomania

Time Traveler for bibliomania

Time Traveler

The first known use of bibliomania was in 1734

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bibliomania

Cite this Entry

“Bibliomania.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibliomania. Accessed 16 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bibliomania

bibliomania

noun
bib·​lio·​ma·​nia | \ ˌbib-lē-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce bibliomania (audio) \

Medical Definition of bibliomania

: extreme preoccupation with collecting books

Comments on bibliomania

What made you want to look up bibliomania? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a smooth flowing sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!