a combining form used to form personal nouns corresponding to nouns ending in -phobia: Anglophobe.
Also -phobiac.

Origin of -phobe

< Greek -phobos, adj. derivative of phóbos fear, panic
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British Dictionary definitions for -phobe


n combining form

indicating a person or thing that fears or hatesGermanophobe; xenophobe

Derived Forms

-phobic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -phobe

from Greek -phobos fearing
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Medicine definitions for -phobe



One that fears or is averse to a specified thing:xenophobe.
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