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[ book-muhn, -man ]


, plural book·men [book, -m, uh, n, -men].
  1. a studious or learned man; scholar.
  2. a person whose occupation is selling or publishing books.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bookman1

First recorded in 1575–85; book + -man

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Example Sentences

Brian Bookman picks 10 more books aimed to satisfy your craving for cravings.

Nora Ephron was the first modern woman that agent Robert Bookman ever knew.

The Bookman: "A more entertaining narrative whether in biography or fiction has not appeared in recent years."

The London Bookman wanted to find out if novelists generally drew their characters from actual people.

Milton Raison is a young writer, known especially to readers of The Bookman, whose verse has appeared in various magazines.

The idea gradually took shape as a form of foundation, naturally to be called The Bookman Foundation, with a double purpose.

In what way could The Bookman serve the interests of American literature in which it was not already serving them?


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