[ ok-luh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌɒk ləˈfoʊ bi ə /
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an irrational or disproportionate fear of crowds, especially an extreme fear that a crowd will become moblike or violent.
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Origin of ochlophobia
First recorded in 1890–95; from Greek óchlo(s) “mob” + -phobia
OTHER WORDS FROM ochlophobiaoch·lo·pho·bist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ochlophobia
/ (ˌɒkləˈfəʊbɪə) /
psychol the fear of crowds
Word Origin for ochlophobia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek okhlos mob + -phobia
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