ringxiety

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of ring and anxiety.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪŋzˈaɪəti/

Noun[edit]

ringxiety (uncountable)

  1. (neologism) The phenomenon of mistakenly thinking that one's cell phone/mobile is ringing or vibrating.
    • 2011, Lynn Schnurnberger, The Best Laid Plans, Ballantine Books (2011), ISBN 9780345491190, page 71:
      I reach for my cellphone, only to discover that it's not ringing.
      "Damn it, this has been happening all week. Maybe I do have ringxiety."

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