bibliomania

[bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
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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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Related Words for bibliomaniac

bookworm, proofreader, bibliophile, editor, bibliomaniac

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British Dictionary definitions for bibliomaniac

bibliomania

noun
  1. extreme fondness for books
Derived Formsbibliomaniac, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for bibliomaniac
n.

1816; see bibliomania.

A bibliomaniac must be carefully distinguished from a bibliophile. The latter has not yet freed himself from the idea that books are meant to be read. [Walsh]

bibliomania

n.

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

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