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toxophilite

[tok-sof-uh-lahyt]
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noun
  1. a devotee of archery; archer.

Origin of toxophilite

1785–95; Toxophil(us) bow-lover (coined by Roger Ascham in his 1545 book so entitled < Greek tóxo(n) bow + -philos -phile) + -ite1
Related formstox·oph·i·lit·ic [tok-sof-uh-lit-ik] /tɒkˌsɒf əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjectivetox·oph·i·ly, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Toxophilite, tok-sof′i-līt, n. a lover of archery: an archer.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for toxophilite

toxophilite

noun
  1. an archer
adjective
  1. of or relating to archery
Derived Formstoxophily, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Toxophilus, the title of a book (1545) by Ascham, designed to mean: a lover of the bow, from Greek toxon bow + philos loving
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