Word of the Day – Philatelist

By August 9, 2017Word of the Day

Philatelist (noun)


One who is interested in the collection and study of postage stamps

Mid 19th century: from French philatélie, from philo- ‘loving’ + Greek ateleia ‘exemption from payment’ (from a- ‘not’ + telos ‘toll, tax’), used to mean a franking mark or postage stamp exempting the recipient from payment.

Example sentences

“You should show him the collection, he’s a hobby philatelist.”

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