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phillumenist

[fi-loo-muh-nist]
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noun
  1. a collector of matchbooks and matchboxes.
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Origin of phillumenist

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

phillumenist

noun
  1. a person who collects matchbox labels
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Derived Formsphillumeny, noun

Word Origin

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