bibliomania

[ bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /

noun

excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.

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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/, nounbib·li·o·ma·ni·a·cal [bib-lee-oh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl], /ˌbɪb li oʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bibliomania

bibliomania
/ (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun

extreme fondness for books

Derived forms of bibliomania

bibliomaniac, noun, adjective
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