follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

bibliopole

[bib-lee-uh-pohl] /ˈbɪb li əˌpoʊl/
noun
1.
a bookseller, especially a dealer in rare or used books.
Also, bibliopolist
[bib-lee-op-uh-list] /ˌbɪb liˈɒp ə lɪst/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin bibliopōla < Greek bibliopṓlēs (biblio- biblio- + pōl- (stem of pōleîsthai to sell) + -ēs agentive suffix)
Related forms
bibliopolic
[bib-lee-uh-pol-ik] /ˌbɪb li əˈpɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
bibliopolical, bibliopolar, adjective
bibliopolically, adverb
bibliopolism
[bib-lee-op-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌbɪb liˈɒp əˌlɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
bibliopoly, noun
bibliopolistic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bibliopole

bibliopole

/ˈbɪblɪəʊˌpəʊl/
noun
1.
a dealer in books, esp rare or decorative ones
Derived Forms
bibliopoly, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin bibliopōla, from Greek bibliopōlēs bookseller, from biblio- + pōlein to sell
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
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for bibliopole
n.

"bookseller," 1775, from Latin bibliopola, from Greek bibliopoles "bookseller," from biblion "book" (see bible) + poles "merchant, seller" (see monopoly).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bibliopole

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bibliopole

0
21
Scrabble Words With Friends