I have a question about bubbles and the people who are particularly fond of them. Would someone please help me find a word for such people? Thank you.
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The fear of bubbles is "ebulliophobia," ultimately derived from the Latin bullare, to bubble or boil. So I suppose that term for the opposite condition is "ebulliophilia," making the people thus affected ebulliophiliacs.
This may not be what you're looking for, but if you'd like to invent such a word, you could use "bulla" which is Latin for bubble, and "amator" which is lover, adorer, admirer.
I think that if you like to talk about bubbles and a person or persons who are fond of them, you'll want to have a whole stable of words and phrases. So here are a few more:
Bubble nut, bubble fan, bubblenik, bubbler, bubble connoisseur, gourmet bubbler, bubble aficionado, bubble expert, bubble enthusiast.
If you are the expert, you could be a bubble mentor, or bubble teacher. Your mentee could be the bubble initiate, the bubble apprentice.