- an abnormal fear of developing a phobia; anxiety about showing symptoms of a phobia.
Origin of phobophobia
phobo- (< Greek phóbos fear, panic) + -phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobophobia
"morbid dread of being alarmed," 1890; see phobia.
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- A morbid dread or fear of developing a phobia.
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