[ hoh-duh-foh-bee-uh ]

  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of traveling: In the aftermath of 9/11, thousands of health professionals noted a steep rise in cases of exaggerated fear, with hodophobia being among the most often reported.

Origin of hodophobia

First recorded in 1935–40; from Greek hodós “road, way” + -phobia

Other words from hodophobia

  • ho·do·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby hodophobia

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