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  1. a person with claustrophobia.

Origin of claustrophobe

First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from claustrophobia;see also -phobe

Words Nearby claustrophobe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use claustrophobe in a sentence

  • No matter what a claustrophobe promises, he can't work in a mine.

    Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds