- Bookworm Book"worm`, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is
injurious to books. Many species are known.
I wanted but a black gown and a salary to be as mere a bookworm as any there. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Bookworm — may refer to: * Bibliophile or bookworm, an avid reader and lover of books * Bookworm (insect), a popular generalization for any insect which supposedly bores through books * Bookworm (Tiny Toon Adventures) is a supporting character on the hit… … Wikipedia
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bookworm — 1590s (of people), 1855 of insects or maggots; there is no single species known by this name, which is applied to the anolium beetle, silverfishes, and book lice. See BOOK (Cf. book) (n.) + WORM (Cf. worm) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
bookworm — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who enjoys and spends much time reading … English terms dictionary
bookworm — [book′wʉrm΄] n. 1. any of a number of insects or insect larvae that harm books by feeding on the binding, paste, etc. 2. a person who spends much time reading or studying … English World dictionary
bookworm — UK [ˈbʊkˌwɜː(r)m] / US [ˈbʊkˌwɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms bookworm : singular bookworm plural bookworms informal someone who enjoys reading books and spends a lot of time doing it … English dictionary
bookworm — /book werrm /, n. 1. a person devoted to reading or studying. 2. any of various insects that feed on books, esp. a booklouse. [1590 1600; BOOK + WORM] * * * ▪ insect any insect (e.g., moths, beetles) whose larval (or adult) forms injure… … Universalium
bookworm — [[t]b ʊkwɜː(r)m[/t]] bookworms N COUNT If you describe someone as a bookworm, you mean they are very fond of reading. [INFORMAL] … English dictionary
bookworm — noun Date: 1592 a person unusually devoted to reading and study … New Collegiate Dictionary
bookworm — noun a) Any of various insects that infest books. b) An avid book reader … Wiktionary