gerontophobia

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

noun

a fear of old people.
a fear of old age, especially of growing old.

Nearby words

  1. gerontocracy,
  2. gerontogeous,
  3. gerontologist,
  4. gerontology,
  5. gerontomorphosis,
  6. gerontoxon,
  7. gerota's capsule,
  8. gerry,
  9. gerry, elbridge,
  10. gerrymander

Origin of gerontophobia

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

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