arachibutyrophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arachis ‎(peanut) +‎ Latin butyrum ‎(butter) +‎ -phobia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arachibutyrophobia ‎(plural arachibutyrophobias)

  1. fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth.
    • 1977 March 31, “Ball State Daily News”, in (Please provide the title of the work), page 4:
      Odds and ends I've come across in the course of an education: That arachibutyrophobia is an unnatural fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. I have no idea how many people suffer from this.
    • 2005, Lawana Blackwell, A Table By the Window, ISBN 1441262423:
      He took a bite of sandwich, chewed, and grinned at her. "Arachibutyrophobia. Look it up."
    • 2012, Manish Gupta, English Bites!, ISBN 8184757786:
      Imagine the situation had this bear suffered from arachibutyrophobia!
    • 2013, John Connolly, The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Adventure, ISBN 1444751840, page 51:
      Similarly, arachibutyrophobia, the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, can probably be dealt with by not eating peanut butter, or just eating it carefully.