Definition of bookman in English:


Syllabification: book·man
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝okmən

noun (plural bookmen)

  • A literary person, especially one involved in the business of books.
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    • A haunter of bookshops since his childhood, he was a dyed in the wool bookman, and was perhaps the last Man of Letters to have read ‘everything’.
    • My father was an antiquarian bookman who passed on his passion for rare books to me during my childhood.
    • To say that bookmen existed on the Montana frontier is not to say that the emerging culture was always comfortable with or accepting of their presence.

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