bookworm bookworm  /ˈbʊ ˌkwɜrm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
  2. (n) someone who spends a great deal of time reading

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Klausner is a bookworm, but she's no snob.
  2. The narrator, who becomes Zorba's boss and foil, is a 35-year-old scholar, tired, bookworm-eaten, a 20th century Hamlet.
  3. When this man gets going, he's more like a Harlem preacher than a Boston bookworm.

News

  1. Edwards author event set for Thursday

    Special to the Daily Banana waffles could be among the menu items Thursday at the Bookworm in Edwards when Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim are there for an event to sign their new book, "Feed Zone Portables."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

  2. Author visits bookworm

    Special to the Daily John Norman Maclean has been writing about wildland fire fo more than 15 years. He visits the Bookworm of Edwards tonight at 6 p.m. in support of his latest book, "The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57," which was released in February.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

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    Special to the Daily John Norman Maclean has been writing about wildland fire fo more than 15 years. He visits the Bookworm of Edwards tonight at 6 p.m. in support of his latest book, "The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57," which was released in February.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

Quotes

  1. Jenna told the TV Times: "I was really shocked by the storyline, especially since the Jasmine I've played in the past few years has been a shy, moral, bookworm-type. But that's what I like about it."
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Jenna-Louise Coleman Source: Metro

  2. "Hard to say," says Lee. "I was viewed as weird in elementary and middle school due to being a bookworm, but it wasn't really until high school that I started liking anime and comic books. I guess, once you have to explain to people what it...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Jackie Lee Source: Wisconsin State Journal

  3. "It's a modern way of having an exhibition, of integrating all the different markets," said Verreos during a recent tour of the South Park show. "You can reach the 14-year-old girl who's into Avril Lavigne, the adult theater fan or bookworm...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Nick Verreos Source: LA Downtown News Online

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