Definition of triskaidekaphobia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪskʌɪdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə/


[mass noun]
Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.
Example sentences
  • That test included words to spell such as ‘revelry’ and ‘triskaidekaphobia.’
  • Surely Stoica could not have been suffering from triskaidekaphobia (that's fear of the number 13, for the trivia fans among you).
  • I've below gathered a collection of passages concerning the folklore and superstition regarding both Friday the 13 th and triskaidekaphobia - the fear of the number 13.


Early 20th century: from Greek treiskaideka 'thirteen' + -phobia.

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