Synonyms for bookworm

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Because she has to live with old Vedder who is nothing but a bookworm.

He was something of a bookworm at college, I believe, and has developed a taste for literature.

For the rest, he was a bookworm and revelled in intellectual pursuits.

The Bookworm's an uninteresting grub, Whether he's all alone or in a club.

This old fellow is Mac, the bookworm, called Worm for short.

And, bookworm as you are, I'll warrant she'll warm your sluggish blood for you.

He shrugs his shoulders; he is no bookworm; he wants autographs alone.

I suppose I was meant for a bookworm, and yet I didn't like school.

While she should read well and wisely, the girl should not turn into a bookworm.

I became too mere a bookworm in India, and on my voyage home.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (of people), 1855 of insects or maggots; there is no single species known by this name, which is applied to the anolium beetle, silverfishes, and book lice. See book (n.) + worm (n.).

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