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phillumenist

[fi-loo-muh-nist] /fɪˈlu mə nɪst/
noun
1.
a collector of matchbooks and matchboxes.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; phil- + Latin lūmen light + -ist
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phillumenist

/fɪˈljuːmənɪst; -ˈluː-/
noun
1.
a person who collects matchbox labels
Derived Forms
phillumeny, noun
Word Origin
C20: from philo- + Latin lumen light + -ist
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