lipophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lipo- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

lipophobia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A fear of becoming fat.
    • 1998, Harvey A Levenstein, Seductive journey: American tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age
      The new generation avoided fixed itineraries, stayed in cheap hotels or hostels, and (unaffected by the lipophobia of later generations) lived on bread, cheese, and paté.
  2. A fear of dietary fat.

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