bookworm

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noun book·worm \ˈbu̇k-ˌwərm\

Definition of bookworm

  1. :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

bookworm

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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

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noun book·worm \ˈbu̇k-ˌwərm\

Definition of bookworm for Students

  1. :  a person who reads a lot



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