daymare

[ dey-mair ]
/ ˈdeɪˌmɛər /

noun

a distressing experience, similar to a bad dream, occurring while one is awake.
an acute anxiety attack.

Nearby words

  1. daylight saving time,
  2. daylight-saving time,
  3. daylights,
  4. daylily,
  5. daylong,
  6. daymark,
  7. daypack,
  8. dayroom,
  9. days,
  10. days are numbered, one's

Origin of daymare

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

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