Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, early 20th century
A lover of words.
Someone who is knowledgable about words.
Examples of Logophile in a sentence
"As a logophile, she loved the challenge of completing the Sunday crossword puzzle."
"He called himself a logophile, but he kept misusing common phrases."
The prefix "logo-" is Greek for word or speech, and the suffix "-phile" stands for a lover of something. Pretty straightforward: a logophile is a lover of words.
Did you Know?
There are plenty of ways a logophile can get their word fix. Set aside time to read everyday; do the crossword (in pen!); start learning a new language. And, of course, sign up for the Word of the Day email.