Top definition
A person who loves languages or the study of linguistics.

Composed of the prefix "lingui-" referring to linguistics, and the suffix "-phile" meaning to like or love.
A: Did you know Bob speaks 5 languages?
B: I don't doubt it. That guy is a linguiphile.
by NachoBiz February 09, 2013
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
2
The incorrect term for someone who loves words.
The lingui- prefix comes from the word linguistic, but there is no basis to make this determination when fusing the word linguistics with the suffix -phile. In any case, the root for linguistics is "Logo", which stands for "words". Therefore, a lover of words would more correctly be called a Logophile.
"Man. I just LOVE words. I'm a linguiphile."
"If you REALLY loved words, you'd know the word is "logophile", you fucking tool."
by SidWreck January 05, 2010
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
3
someone who collects, or has a great love of words and how words go together.

Lingui - from linguistic
- phile from bibliophile
"I have subscribed to Urban Dictionary because I am a linguiphile."
by annette gagliardi December 11, 2007
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug