[ bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
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  1. excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.

Origin of bibliomania

1725–35; biblio- + -mania; replacing earlier bibliomanie<French

Other words from bibliomania

  • bib·li·o·ma·ni·ac [bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-ak], /ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun
  • bib·li·o·ma·ni·a·cal [bib-lee-oh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl], /ˌbɪb li oʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective

Words Nearby bibliomania Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bibliomania in a sentence

  • He is introduced under the name of Prospero in Dibdin's bibliomania.

    English Book Collectors | William Younger Fletcher
  • In fact, Dibdin says in his bibliomania that Mr. Cuthell exclaimed in his hearing that they were given away.

    Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
  • Brunet wrote that at this sale the thermometer of the bibliomania reached its highest point.

    Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
  • There has been one instance, doubtless, in the records of bibliomania, of two thousand pounds having been given for one book.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • The possession of a private printing-press is, no doubt, a very appalling type of bibliomania.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton

British Dictionary definitions for bibliomania


/ (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

  1. extreme fondness for books

Derived forms of bibliomania

  • bibliomaniac, noun, adjective

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