I'm trying to find a humorous term for someone who still has an overdue library book after a number of years. I first came up with "delinquent lendee", but I'm sure there's something more apropos or alliterative.
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Here are a few I came up with, choose one that suits you:
How about ... tome raider?
Or book keeper (not to be confused with bookkeeper)
Assuming they have no intention of actually returning the books, you might call them biblioklepts.
- tome hoarder
- book miser
- deadbeat borrower
- literary liberator
- slow reader
- library annex (particularly if they have a number of books)
- library benefactor (due to overdue charges)
dewey decimal delinquent
circumforaneous card catalog crook
hard cover criminal
"his library card was his mugshot"
Perhaps scofflaw could be appropriated for this use. It's probably what I would say in the same situation, off the top of my head.
I believe the accepted term is "delinquent borrower", but that's not very colorful.
How about using "The Loan Ranger"
AWOR: Absent WithOut Renewal.
Easy to remember.
[a la AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave].
(Just checked to make sure you're an American over 30)
How about Costanza or even "Can't Stands Ya".