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gerontophobia

[ juh-ron-tuh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ dʒəˌrɒn təˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun

an irrational or disproportionate fear of old age, especially of growing old.
a fear of, disdain for, or aversion to old people.

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Origin of gerontophobia

First recorded in 1975–80; geronto- + -phobia
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