bibliomania

[bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
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noun

excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.

Nearby words

  1. bibliolator,
  2. bibliolatry,
  3. bibliological,
  4. bibliology,
  5. bibliomancy,
  6. bibliomaniac,
  7. bibliopegy,
  8. bibliophage,
  9. bibliophile,
  10. bibliophobe

Origin of bibliomania

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

Related formsbib·li·o·ma·ni·ac [bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, nounbib·li·o·ma·ni·a·cal [bib-lee-oh-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌbɪb li oʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bibliomania

bibliomania

noun

extreme fondness for books
Derived Formsbibliomaniac, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for bibliomania

bibliomania

n.

1734, after French bibliomanie, from biblio- + mania.

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