bookworm









bookworm


noun

  1. a person devoted to reading or studying.
  2. any of various insects that feed on books, especially a booklouse.

noun

  1. a person excessively devoted to studying or reading
  2. any of various small insects that feed on the binding paste of books, esp the book louse
n.

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 (n.) + worm (n.).

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