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 History of this Word

"phobe" is from "phobos" (fear) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-phobe" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates fear or dislike. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-phobe illustration If he is really a technophobe, he may be better off with a film camera.
-phobe illustration The feelings of claustrophobia are similar to when one is experiencing an anxiety attack.