bookworm

noun book·worm \ ˈbu̇k-ˌwərm \

Definition of bookworm

:a person unusually devoted to reading and study

Examples of bookworm in a Sentence

  1. She was always a bookworm when she was a kid.

  2. a bookworm who prefers reading to just about any other activity

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First Known Use of bookworm

1580

bookworm Synonyms


BOOKWORM Defined for English Language Learners

bookworm

noun

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

bookworm

noun book·worm \ ˈbu̇k-ˌwərm \

Definition of bookworm for Students

:a person who reads a lot


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