bib·​li·​op·​e·​gy ˌbi-blē-ˈä-pə-jē How to pronounce bibliopegy (audio)
: the art of binding books
bibliopegic adjective
bibliopegist noun

Examples of bibliopegy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most macabre practices featured in The Madman’s Library is anthropodermic bibliopegy, or the art of binding books in human skin. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2021

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Word History


ultimately from Greek bibli- + pēgnynai to fasten together — more at pact

First Known Use

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bibliopegy was circa 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Bibliopegy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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