ochlophobia

[ ok-luh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌɒk ləˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of crowds.

Nearby words

  1. ochlesis,
  2. ochlesitic,
  3. ochletic,
  4. ochlocracy,
  5. ochlocrat,
  6. ocho rios,
  7. ochoa,
  8. ochoa, severo,
  9. ochone,
  10. ochozath

Origin of ochlophobia

1890–95; < Greek óchl(os) mob + -o- -o- + -phobia

Related formsoch·lo·pho·bist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ochlophobia

ochlophobia

/ (ˌɒkləˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

psychol the fear of crowds

Word Origin for ochlophobia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek okhlos mob + -phobia

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