bibliophagy

noun bib·li·oph·a·gy \ ¦bi-blē-¦ä-fə-jē \

Definition of bibliophagy

:the act or habit of reading voraciously
  • So Toynbee gave up his omnivorous bibliophagy and adopted a new literary diet: He would take up only the works he needed to know in order to write his own books.
  • —Michael DirdaWashington Post14 May 2000
  • A busy autodidact, he failed to establish an educational program for his son apart from the schoolroom, effectively leaving Tom to indulge his bibliophagy.
  • —Robert E. SullivanMacaulay: The Tragedy of Power2009

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First Known Use of bibliophagy

1880


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