Definition of bookworm
: a person unusually devoted to reading and study
Examples of bookworm in a Sentence
She was always a bookworm when she was a kid.
a bookworm who prefers reading to just about any other activity
Recent Examples of bookworm from the Web
Here, the Oscar-winning actress talks to WWD about the experience of making the movie, being directed by George Clooney and being a bookworm.
At the restaurant, Mirren also meets a bookworm who comes every evening and reads while appreciating the cook’s gifts as much as Mirren does.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bookworm'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of bookworm
BOOKWORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bookworm for English Language Learners
: a person who likes to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying
BOOKWORM Defined for Kids
Definition of bookworm for Students
: a person who reads a lot
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bookworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).