Definition of phillumenist in English:

phillumenist

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

1940s: from phil- loving + Latin lumen light + -ist.

Pronunciation:

phillumenist

/fəˈl(y)o͞omənəst/