deltiology

[ del-tee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdɛl tiˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the hobby of collecting post cards.

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Origin of deltiology

1945–50; < Greek deltí(on), diminutive of déltos writing tablet + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM deltiology

del·ti·o·log·i·cal [del-tee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdɛl ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivedel·ti·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deltiologist

deltiology
/ (ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the collection and study of picture postcards

Derived forms of deltiology

deltiologist, noun

Word Origin for deltiology

C20: from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos a writing tablet + -logy
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