phillumenist

noun
phil·​lu·​men·​ist | \ fi-ˈlü-mə-nist How to pronounce phillumenist (audio) \

Definition of phillumenist

: one who collects matchbooks or matchbox labels

First Known Use of phillumenist

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phillumenist

phil- + Latin lumen light — more at luminary

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“Phillumenist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phillumenist. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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