Definitions for: Bookworm

[n] someone who spends a great deal of time reading
[n] a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

Webster (1913) Definition: Book"worm`, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is
injurious to books. Many species are known.

2. A student closely attached to books or addicted to study;
a reader without appreciation.

I wanted but a black gown and a salary to be as mere
a bookworm as any there. --Pope.

Synonyms: pedant, scholastic

See Also: intellect, intellectual, purist, reader

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