bibliophagy

noun

bib·​li·​oph·​a·​gy ¦bi-blē-¦ä-fə-jē How to pronounce bibliophagy (audio)
: 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 Dirda, Washington Post, 14 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. Sullivan, Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power, 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bibliophagy was in 1880

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“Bibliophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibliophagy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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