deipnophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

deipno- ‎(dinner-) +‎ phobia ‎(fear of; dread of)

Noun[edit]

deipnophobia ‎(plural deipnophobias)

  1. (rare) A fear of dinner or large meals.
  2. (rare) A fear of banquets or dinner parties.
    • 1891 June 23, The Daily News, 4/8
      People who heartily sympathise with the ‘deipnophobia’ of Gordon.