phillumenist

[ fi-loo-muh-nist ]
/ fɪˈlu mə nɪst /

noun

a collector of matchbooks and matchboxes.

Nearby words

  1. phillips screw,
  2. phillips, david graham,
  3. phillips, wendell,
  4. phillipsburg,
  5. phillipsite,
  6. philly,
  7. philo,
  8. philo judaeus,
  9. philo-,
  10. philoctetes

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 Formsphillumeny, noun

Word Origin for phillumenist

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

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