bookman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bocman, from Old English bōcmann (bookman, a holder of bookland), equivalent to book +‎ man.

Noun[edit]

bookman (plural bookmen)

  1. (Old English Law) One who held bookland.
  2. A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; one who is more familiar with books than with people and things.
  3. One who sells or publishes books; a bookseller.