a person devoted to reading or studying.
any of various insects that feed on books, especially a booklouse.
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How to use bookworm in a sentence
While she should read well and wisely, the girl should not turn into a bookworm.The Canadian Girl at Work | Marjory MacMurchy
She was a good deal of a bookworm, and did a great deal of beautiful embroidery, and never said much.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
A dull bookworm like me,—cochlea vitam agens, Mr. Squills,—leading the life of a snail!The Caxtons, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
To tell the truth, a bookworm such as he is is one of the most irritating persons in existence.Girls of the Forest | L. T. Meade
It is no chimera of the recluse or the bookworm, but a potent reality.The World's Best Books | Frank Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for bookworm
a person excessively devoted to studying or reading
any of various small insects that feed on the binding paste of books, esp the book louse
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