2 definitions by historophile

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(adverb) -
1: Pertaining to the art of storytelling that involves interjecting historical facts and figures into everyday events. Creating a bristling wall of history in modern life that is impossible to ignore.
2: Explaining said stories and experiences to another friend, without burdening them with the unnecessarily yet extremely juicy bits of information and distantly relevant narratives involved.
Character 1: "Dude, the president's speech last night interrupted my robot chicken episode! That was so uncool."

Character 2: "Yeah, but imagine if you were in the 1930's and every night the president would give you the lowdown in his 'fireside chats'. I think you would be much more annoyed, yet that president was FDR, one of the greatest........."

Character 1: "I get it, no need to make my lack of robot chicken one of your historiful moments.
by historophile December 07, 2009
1: One who is absolutely obsessed and fascinated by the events and workings of history.

2: A term created by combining historian {one who studies past events, particularly human affairs} and phile (from the Greek philos, to love} to describe one who is irrevocably attracted to, consumed by, and fixated on history in such a way that it will come up in almost every conversation.
Character 1: "Man, you're such a historophile."

Character 2: "No I'm not, Herodotus, the father of history or author of much of Rome's history, Polybius, could be considered more of a historophile than me."

Character 1: "My point exactly dude."
by historophile December 07, 2009

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