The Alternative English Dictionary: antiquarianize

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antiquarianize Alternative forms: antiquarianise (non-Oxford British spelling) etymology antiquarian + ize
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (colloquial, dated, intransitive) To act the part of an antiquary.
    • 1901, Mary H. Debenham, Una's friends: their holiday in fairyland She talks to old women, and tracks rare flowers, and sketches and photographs and geologizes and antiquarianizes and gets burnt till she won't be fit to wear a low dress for a month, and looks uncommonly well on it all the time.

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