Definition of coulrophobia in English:

coulrophobia

Line breaks: coul¦ro|phobia
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlrəˈfəʊbɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] rare
  • Extreme or irrational fear of clowns: it has emerged that the multi-millionaire entrepreneur suffers from coulrophobia
    More example sentences
    • Despite its name, there's nothing ‘cool’ about coulrophobia, or ‘fear of clowns’ for the psychiatric layperson.
    • And if he has coulrophobia are they going to have him interrogated by a bunch of guys in clown suits?
    • I'm writing an article on coulrophobia and scary clowns for my Feature Writing class at university.

Origin

1980s: from Greek kolobatheron 'stilt' + -phobia.

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