Dictionary.com

triskaidekaphobia

[ tris-kahy-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh, tris-kuh- ]
/ ˌtrɪs kaɪˌdɛk əˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌtrɪs kə- /
Save This Word!

Definition of triskaidekaphobia

noun
an irrational or disproportionate fear of the number 13.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of triskaidekaphobia

First recorded in 1910–15; from Greek triskaídeka “thirteen” + -phobia

OTHER WORDS FROM triskaidekaphobia

tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bic, adjective

Words nearby triskaidekaphobia

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for triskaidekaphobia

triskaidekaphobia
/ (ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun
an abnormal fear of the number thirteen

Derived forms of triskaidekaphobia

triskaidekaphobic, adjective, noun

Word Origin for triskaidekaphobia

C20: from Greek triskaideka thirteen + -phobia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK