nomophobia

[ noh-muh-foh-bee-uh ]

nounPsychology.
  1. anxiety caused by being without access to a functioning mobile phone: One contributor to our nomophobia is the reliance we have on our phones for creating, storing, and sharing personal memories.

Origin of nomophobia

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First recorded in 2005–10; no1 + mo(bile) + phobia
  • Sometimes smart·phone anx·i·e·ty [smahrt-fohn ang-zahy-i-tee] /ˈsmɑrtˌfoʊn æŋˌzaɪ ɪ ti/ .

Other words from nomophobia

  • nom·o·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby nomophobia

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