booketeria

noun

book·​e·​te·​ria
ˌbu̇kəˈtirēə
variants or less commonly bookateria
plural -s
1
: a self-service bookstore
2
: a self-service free lending library carrying books owned by a public library but housed elsewhere (as at a supermarket)

Word History

Etymology

booketeria from book entry 1 + -eteria (as in cafeteria); bookateria, alteration of booketeria

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of booketeria was in 1921

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“Booketeria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booketeria. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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