bookworm

A bookworm is someone who loves to read. If you're a true bookworm, you'd rather spend Friday nights on the couch with a book than out at a party.

Some people are bookworms from the moment they first learn to read, while others grow into their love of books and reading after encountering a particularly wonderful book. Even people who didn't love the "Harry Potter" series of books mostly concede that they created a whole generation of bookworms. The word bookworm originally referred to a variety of insects that infest and eat paper, including the pages of books.

Definitions of bookworm
1

n someone who spends a great deal of time reading

Type of:
reader
a person who enjoys reading

n a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

Synonyms:
pedant, scholastic
Types:
purist
someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
Type of:
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

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