bibliophagist

noun
bib·​li·​oph·​a·​gist | \ ¦bi-blē-¦ä-fə-jist How to pronounce bibliophagist (audio) \
plural bibliophagists

Definition of bibliophagist

: 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

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First Known Use of bibliophagist

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Bibliophagist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibliophagist. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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