acrophobe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

acro- +‎ -phobe

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌækrəˈfoʊb/, en-US

Noun[edit]

acrophobe (plural acrophobes)

  1. A person who suffers from acrophobia, a fear of heights.
    • 2009 July 19, Lizette Alvarez, “Whee! Also, There’s a Net”, New York Times:
      Pass the chalk. Dr. Levine was there with a friend and fellow psychiatrist (detect a pattern?), Alexa Albert, Coco’s mother, who squinted up into the sun as her daughter effortlessly sailed skyward. Dr. Albert is an acrophobe.

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