Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme I found over at BermudaOnion’s blog. This meme shares new words that I’ve encountered or spotlight words I enjoy.
Hello friends! I found a great word for us this week. This word is definitely true for me, and I bet it is true for a lot of you too.
Definition: Someone who reads in bed.
Did you know that Pinterest is a great place to find wondrous words? I found this fantastic one to share with you on IsA_LoVe’s Interesting Words and Definitions board.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, this word was made up by Christopher Morley in his 1919 novel, The Haunted Bookshop.
The word is considered a coinage by American writer Christopher Morley. In his novel The Haunted Bookshop, published in 1919, a bookseller suggests to a Miss Chapman that she take a book up to her room and read it in bed (if she wants), and then questions, “Are you a librocubicularist?” Miss Chapman is taken aback by the word, but another character, Helen, chimes in: “He only means you are fond of reading in bed. I’ve been waiting to hear him work that word in the conversation. He made it up, and he’s immensely proud of it.”Merriam-Webster Dictionary