Bookworm

Idiom

Bookworm

Definition

A bookworm is a person who loves to read books and spend a lot of time doing so.

Examples

My daughter is such a bookworm – she reads every spare minute she has!

I’m a bit of a bookworm and I always have a book handy to read when I’m traveling.

Origin

The earliest known reference to this idiom dates back to the early 19th century.

FAQs

Q

What does the idiom ‘bookworm’ mean?

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A bookworm is a person who loves to read books and spend a lot of time doing so.

Q

Where does the idiom ‘bookworm’ come from?

A

The earliest known reference to this idiom dates back to the early 19th century.