dinomania

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Etymology[edit]

dino +‎ -mania

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Noun[edit]

dinomania (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Enthusiasm for dinosaurs.
    • 2002, José Luis Sanz, Starring T. rex!: dinosaur mythology and popular culture
      At this point, we may attempt to define dinomania as the impulse to surround oneself with all forms of dinosaur iconology and to hoard information about their appearance, size, and way of life.
    • 2003, Henry Gee, Luis V Rey, A field guide to dinosaurs
      Dinomania didn't start with Jurassic Park - it has been with us since dinosaurs were discovered.
    • 2005, David Rains Wallace, Beasts of Eden
      In 1898, the yellow press snatched up the potential sensation, and invented dinomania. "MOST COLOSSAL ANIMAL EVER ON EARTH JUST FOUND OUT WEST," William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal blared...