A person who obsessively gathers the complete collection of a particular set of items (such as a musician's recordings or an author's books).
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"Hendrix completists, and they are legion, already will have these volumes cataloged with previous versions on quadraphonic vinyl, 8-track and Betamax."
— Bill Lammers, "Latest CD Offers More of Hendrix," The Plain Dealer, July 25, 1999
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  • completist — noun Date: 1951 one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • completist — /keuhm plee tist/, n. a collector who attempts to collect an example of every item in a particular field. [1955 60; COMPLETE + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • completist — noun an obsessive, typically indiscriminate, collector or fan …   English new terms dictionary

  • completist — com·plet·ist …   English syllables

  • completist — com•plet•ist [[t]kəmˈpli tɪst[/t]] n. cvb a collector who attempts to collect an example of every item in a particular field • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • completist — kəmˈplēd.ə̇st noun ( s) : one who wants to achieve completeness ; specifically : one whose collection (as of music) is or aims to be exhaustive Ella Fitzgerald completists will want this album …   Useful english dictionary