Definition of phillumenist in English:

phillumenist

Line breaks: phil|lu¦men|ist
Pronunciation: /fɪˈluːmənɪst
 
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noun

  • A collector of matchbox or matchbook labels.
    More example sentences
    • Phillumenists collect matchbox labels, skillets, matchboxes, matchbook covers, matchbooks, and other forms of match packaging as well as match strikers, match holders, matchbox holders and matchbook holders.

Derivatives

phillumeny

noun
More example sentences
  • Phillumeny is simply the name given to the hobby of collecting Matchbox Labels, Matchbooks (Matchcovers) and any memorabilia connected with matches.

Origin

1940s: from phil- 'loving' + Latin lumen 'light' + -ist.

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