- excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
Origin of bibliomania
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Examples from the Web for bibliomaniac
"I was not aware that you were in with the smart set," said the Bibliomaniac.
His book had selected the bibliomaniac Faustinus as a patron.The Care of Books
John Willis Clark
Well, there is no arguing with such a bibliomaniac as yourself, Lorenzo.
But it is time to gratify the Bibliomaniac with something more to his palate.
If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad,—a bibliomaniac.The Book-lover
- extreme fondness for books
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Word Origin and History for bibliomaniac
1816; see bibliomania.
A bibliomaniac must be carefully distinguished from a bibliophile. The latter has not yet freed himself from the idea that books are meant to be read. [Walsh]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper