Pronounced: kuhn-FAH-byoo-late, verb

Notes: This word has one meaning that I didn’t know; I had an idea of the others

Yesterday’s word

The word phillumenist means “a collector of matchboxes, matchbooks, or their labels”

Background / Comments

I had no idea that there was a word for a matchbook collector. This word has a mixed origin: Greek phil- (loving) and Latin lumen (light).

First usage

This word came into being in the 1940s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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