plural bouquinistes
: a dealer in secondhand books

Word History


French, from bouquin old book (from obsolete Dutch boeckin little book, diminutive of Dutch boek book) + -iste -ist; akin to Old High German buoh book

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“Bouquiniste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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