booksy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

books +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

booksy (comparative more booksy, superlative most booksy)

  1. (informal) Pertaining to books.
    • 1948, Dan Wickenden, Tobias Brandywine
      "I feel that a book shop should be more, well, booksy."
    • 1955, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, The guardians
      "Booksy talk?" Quail was amused by this not entirely felicitous apology. "But my dear young man, you were as booksy as any of us...
  2. (informal) Inclined to read books; literate.
    • 1972, John Braine, The queen of a distant country
      And he wasn't booksy and didn't pretend to be: he cheerfully admitted to reading no books except the occasional thriller.