deltiology

[ del-tee-ol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. the hobby of collecting post cards.

Origin of deltiology

1
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-kuhl], /ˌdɛl ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
  • del·ti·ol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby deltiology

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British Dictionary definitions for deltiology

deltiology

/ (ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the collection and study of picture postcards

Origin of deltiology

1
C20: from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos a writing tablet + -logy

Derived forms of deltiology

  • deltiologist, noun

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