- a person devoted to reading or studying.
- any of various insects that feed on books, especially a booklouse.
Origin of bookworm
Examples from the Web for bookworm
Historical Examples of bookworm
Because she has to live with old Vedder who is nothing but a bookworm.An Orkney Maid
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He was something of a bookworm at college, I believe, and has developed a taste for literature.Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
For the rest, he was a bookworm and revelled in intellectual pursuits.A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Bookworm's an uninteresting grub, Whether he's all alone or in a club.A Phenomenal Fauna
This old fellow is Mac, the bookworm, called Worm for short.Eight Cousins
Louisa M. Alcott
- 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