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haphephobia

[ haf-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌhæf əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun
an extreme fear or dislike of touching or being touched.
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Origin of haphephobia

First recorded in 1890–95; from Greek haphḗ “a touch,” derivative of háptein “to grasp, sense, perceive” + -phobia
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