phillumenist

noun

phil·​lu·​men·​ist fi-ˈlü-mə-nist How to pronounce phillumenist (audio)
: one who collects matchbooks or matchbox labels

Word History

Etymology

phil- + Latin lumen light — more at luminary

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phillumenist was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Phillumenist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phillumenist. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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