Definition of pogonophobia in English:


Line breaks: pog¦ono|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /pɒgənəˈfəʊbɪə


[mass noun] chiefly humorous
Extreme dislike of beards: my pogonophobia possibly stems from my inability to grow one
More example sentences
  • Being rather a hairy chap, I'm glad that neither myself nor my loved ones suffer from pogonophobia.
  • While I wouldn't go so far as to say I suffer from pogonophobia, I am not really down with the things.
  • He's struck a blow against pogonophobia, and claimed beards back for the squares.


mid 19th century: from Greek pōgōn 'beard' + -phobia.



More example sentences
  • In 1698, Peter the Great ordered Russian men to shave off their beards. Elizabeth I was similarly pogonophobic.
  • They have grown accustomed to questions from people who aren't quite pogonophobic but are skeptical of the positive side of beards.
  • There is a superb footnote to this article about how cats are pogonophobic, which raises more questions than it answers.

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