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philobat

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlə(ʊ)bat
 
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Definition of philobat in English:

noun

Psychology
A personality type characterized by enjoyment of the challenge of coping alone with dangerous and uncertain situations. Often contrasted with ocnophil.
Example sentences
  • Philobats are people who avoid attaching themselves to persons or places because they strive primarily for adventure and change.
  • The type that avoids the thrills of the roller coaster is an ocnophil... The opposite, or philobat("one who loves to go places") is the type that becomes a racing driver, stunt flyer, animal tamer, explorer or Astronaut.

Origin

1950s: from philo-, on the pattern of acrobat.

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