bib·​li·​oph·​a·​gist ¦bi-blē-¦ä-fə-jist How to pronounce bibliophagist (audio)
plural bibliophagists
: an avid or voracious reader
Like many bibliophagists, Dirda sometimes has an excessively romantic view of the power of the page.Kirkus Reviews, 1 Mar. 2006
Once you had got through Pooh and Dr. Dolittle, Alice and the Water Babies, you were a bibliophagist on the loose.Nadine Gordimer, Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008, 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bibliophagist was in 1881

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“Bibliophagist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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