[ foh-buh-foh-bee-uh ]

  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of developing or experiencing a phobia; anxiety about encountering a phobia trigger and experiencing panic or other phobia symptoms.

Origin of phobophobia

First recorded in 1840–45; from Greek phóbo(s) “panic, fear” + -phobia

Other words from phobophobia

  • pho·bo·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby phobophobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024