biblioclast

[ bib-lee-uh-klast ]
/ ˈbɪb li əˌklæst /

noun

a person who mutilates or destroys books.

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Origin of biblioclast

First recorded in 1875–80; biblio- + (icono)clast

OTHER WORDS FROM biblioclast

bib·li·o·clasm, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for biblioclast

  • Two interesting types of maniac are known respectively as the bibliotaph and the biblioclast.

    The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent