Word of the DayThursday, November 29, 2012
\BIB-lee-uh-klept\ , noun;
A person who steals books.
I'd told Charlie weeks ago about my collision with the book thief, so the idea of a...what had Dennis called it?...a biblioklept ...wouldn't exactly be news to him.
-- Joanne Dobson, The Maltese Manuscript: A Professor Karen Pelletier Mystery
“Our Scrapbook of minutes was stolen by some biblioklept.”
-- Christopher Morley, On belonging to clubs
Biblioklept forms from two Greek roots: biblio-, 'book," and klept, "thief."
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