One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A collector of matchboxes or matchbooks.
- ‘Phillumenists collect matchbox labels, skillets, matchboxes, matchbook covers, matchbooks, and other forms of match packaging as well as match strikers, match holders, matchbox holders and matchbook holders.’
1940s: from phil- ‘loving’ + Latin lumen ‘light’ + -ist.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.