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bibliophile

[bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil] /ˈbɪb li əˌfaɪl, -fɪl/
noun
1.
a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.
Also, bibliophilist
[bib-lee-of-uh-list] /ˌbɪb liˈɒf ə lɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; biblio- + -phile
Related forms
bibliophilism, bibliophily, noun
bibliophilistic, bibliophilic
[bib-lee-oh-fil-ik] /ˌbɪb li oʊˈfɪl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bibliophiles

bibliophile

/ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who collects or is fond of books
Derived Forms
bibliophilism (ˌbɪblɪˈɒfəˌlɪzəm) noun
bibliophilistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for bibliophiles

bibliophile

n.

also bibliophil, 1824, from French bibliophile, from biblio- + -phile.

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