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daymare

[ dey-mair ]
/ ˈdeɪˌmɛər /
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noun
a distressing experience, similar to a bad dream, occurring while one is awake.
an acute anxiety attack.
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Origin of daymare

First recorded in 1730–40; day + (night)mare
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