Meaning of deltiologist in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪst/


  • A person who collects postcards as a hobby.

    ‘Links to other sites that may be of interest to deltiologists and collectors of coins, stamps, photographs,’
    • ‘If any deltiologists care to unearth the details and send them my way, the information will be posted with credit and gratitude.’
    • ‘As any deltiologist worth his stamps will tell you, the modern photographic picture postcard entered the world a few months after it was vacated by Queen Victoria.’
    • ‘I'm not a very serious deltiologist, but I do collect a few things.’
    • ‘The final comment on this postcard must be from the point of view of a deltiologist.’


1940s from Greek deltion (diminutive of deltos ‘writing tablet’) + -logist.