[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bibliomania in a sentence

  • “You ought to be ashamed of yourself to trifle with so beautiful a poem,” interrupted the Bibliomaniac, indignantly.

    The Genial Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs
  • It seems to me,” said the Bibliomaniac, “that that opera produced in the right place might stand a chance of a run.

    The Genial Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs
  • “Four thousand dollars is pretty steep for an address,” commented the Bibliomaniac.

    The Genial Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs
  • He was a bibliomaniac—a lover and collector of valuable and curious books.

    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances | Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • A circumstantial history of this memorable sale was written by Dibdin the bibliomaniac.

British Dictionary definitions for bibliomania


/ (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

  1. extreme fondness for books

Derived forms of bibliomania

  • bibliomaniac, noun, adjective

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