Definition of pogonophobia in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɒɡənəˈfəʊbɪə/


[mass noun] chiefly humorous
Extreme dislike of beards: my pogonophobia possibly stems from my inability to grow one
More example sentences
  • He's struck a blow against pogonophobia, and claimed beards back for the squares.
  • Paxman said yesterday that he was undecided whether to persist with his new appearance but, in typically acerbic fashion, accused his employers of pogonophobia - a fear of beards.
  • Pogonophobia is breaking out in grounds across the land.



Example sentences
  • There is a superb footnote to this article about how cats are pogonophobic, which raises more questions than it answers.
  • "Beard awareness seminars", and new "guidelines about the use of pogonophobic language" were also needed, it added.
  • These are the beards of pogonophobic stereotype that allegedly have bits of food in them and perhaps the occasional bird's nest.


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

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