Dictionary.com

deltiology

[ del-tee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdɛl tiˈɒl ə dʒi /
Save This Word!

noun
the hobby of collecting post cards.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

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-kuhl], /ˌdɛl ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivedel·ti·ol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for deltiology

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK