phillumenist

[ fi-loo-muh-nist ]
/ fɪˈlu mə nɪst /

noun

a collector of matchbooks and matchboxes.

Origin of phillumenist

1940–45; phil- + Latin lūmen light + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for phillumenist

phillumenist

/ (fɪˈljuːmənɪst, -ˈluː-) /

noun

a person who collects matchbox labels

Derived Forms

phillumeny, noun

Word Origin for phillumenist

C20: from philo- + Latin lumen light + -ist
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