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. noun
    someone who spends a great deal of time reading
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    type of:
    reader
    a person who enjoys reading
  2. noun
    a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    synonyms: pedant, scholastic
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    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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