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Meaning of BOOKWORM

Pronunciation:  'bûk`wurm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who spends a great deal of time reading
  2. [n]  a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

BOOKWORM is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: pedant, scholastic
 See Also: intellect, intellectual, purist, reader



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Book"worm`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is
   injurious to books. Many species are known.

2. A student closely attached to books or addicted to study;
   a reader without appreciation.

         I wanted but a black gown and a salary to be as mere
         a bookworm as any there.              --Pope.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bibliognost, bibliographer, biblioklept, bibliolater, bibliolatrist, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliopegist, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliophilist, bibliopole, bibliopolist, bibliotaph, bibliothec, bibliothecaire, bibliothecary, book agent, book collector, book printer, book publisher, book salesman, bookbinder, bookdealer, booklover, bookmaker, bookman, bookseller, book-stealer, cataloger, chief librarian, college editor, copy editor, curator, dictionary editor, editor, editor-in-chief, executive editor, failing student, greasy grind, grind, juvenile editor, librarian, library director, managing editor, mugger, overachiever, permissions editor, philobiblist, printer, production editor, publisher, reference editor, reference librarian, swotter, textbook editor, trade editor, underachiever