coulrophobia

[ kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌkul rəˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun

an abnormal fear of clowns.

Origin of coulrophobia

1980-85; coulro- (perhaps < Greek kolon limb; with sense of 'stilt-walker', hence 'clown') + -phobia
Related formscoul·ro·pho·bic, adjective, noun
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