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germophobe Syllabification: germ·o·phobe
Pronunciation: /ˈjərməˌfōb/
(also germaphobe)

Definition of germophobe in English:


A person with an extreme fear of germs and an obsession with cleanliness: I’m not a germophobe, but everyone knows that hotel remote controls are never cleaned and are probably filthy
More example sentences
  • Any germophobes out there would have long left this establishment but, to be honest, I've eaten in far, far worse environments.
  • The store even has fake vintage Tshirts for germophobes who can't stand to wear used clothing.
  • The germophobe in me hates to sacrifice a chunk of cheese or tangy pickle when it falls on the table instead of the plate.



Pronunciation: /ˌjərməˈfōbēə/
Example sentences
  • I would also talk to your therapist about the germophobia issue.
  • We rehearsed with the cast for a week before shooting, and we mostly told stories about our own germophobia.
  • Anyway, this experience is given as the basis for his OCD/germophobia/whatever it is.


Pronunciation: /ˌjərməˈfōbik/
Example sentences
  • Basically it says our germophobic behavior means our immune system doesn't get trained properly and thus goes berserk over harmless things.
  • I'm not the germophobic hypochondriac who takes a litany of vitamins and guards their hands from public exposure.
  • Our 13yr old has now become extremely germophobic due to these outbreaks in our family, and we all carry around our own sanitizers.


Late 19th century: from germ + -phobia.

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