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

n someone who spends a great deal of time reading

Type of:
a person who enjoys reading

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

pedant, scholastic
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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