triskaidekaphobia

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

noun

an irrational or disproportionate fear of the number 13.

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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

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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
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