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[boo k-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural book·men [boo k-muh n, -men] /ˈbʊk mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a studious or learned man; scholar.
  2. a person whose occupation is selling or publishing books.
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Origin of bookman

First recorded in 1575–85; book + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

brain, intellectual, know-it-all, sage, scholar, bibliophile, bookman, savant

Examples from the Web for bookman

Historical Examples

  • It was rather late and our bookman was disinclined to seek a restaurant.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

    P. B. M. Allan

  • But to tell the truth our bookman is not a bit the wiser as to Reginald FitzRanulf!

  • The bookman assented, though inwardly he could not but agree with Mrs. Brown.

  • The bookman sympathised with him, but asked what was the proposed name.

  • The bookman is not always killed in a man by service in the field.