book·​man | \ ˈbu̇k-mən How to pronounce bookman (audio) \

Definition of bookman

1 : a person who has a love of books and especially of reading
2 : a person who is involved in the writing, publishing, or selling of books

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Examples of bookman in a Sentence

a bookman since toddlerhood, he's never shown much interest in television or video games

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Books would come in monthly, 10 or 15 at a time, carefully packed as only a bookman can pack books, and Dimunation would open them, eager for the riches inside. Jorge Dionis, Town & Country, "Turn Up the Volumes," 6 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of bookman

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bookman was in 1583

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