chrometophobia

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chrometophobia (uncountable)

  1. Fear of money.
    • 2006, Klaus W. Bender, Moneymakers: The Secret World of Banknote Printing, ISBN 352750236X, page 17:
      He suffered from chrometophobia, the fear of money, a clinically documented disorder.
    • 2008, Bruce Grierson, U-Turn: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You Were Living the Wrong Life?, ISBN 1582345872, page 49:
      The proof seems to be in a strange phobia he developed later in life, a condition called chrometophobia. Carnegie went George Soros's noted disdain for money one better: He would reportedly suffer anxiety attacks at the sight or even the smell of money — and so he refused to carry cash.
    • 2008, Hal Marcovitz, Phobias, ISBN 1601520441, page 32:
      A 2003 study by Cambridge University in England found that 20 percent of people suffer from chrometophobia—a fear of money. In most cases, chrometophobes fear opening envelopes that appear to be bills.