Definition of phillumenist in English:

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phillumenist

Pronunciation: /fəˈl(y)o͞omənəst/

noun

A collector of matchboxes or matchbooks.
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

Pronunciation: /-mənē/
noun
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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