spheksophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σφήξ (sphḗx, wasp) +‎ -phobia.

Noun[edit]

spheksophobia (uncountable)

  1. Fear of wasps.
    • 2006, Des Kennedy, The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb, page 211:
      A few episodes of harvesting ripe peaches and plums and getting viciously stung by the winged insects hiding inside the splitting fruit is more than sufficient to trigger a bout of spheksophobia, the fear of wasps.
    • 2006 December 7, A MUZEing.., “It's nearly summer.. spheksophobia season!”, in Plenty Of Fish, Usenet[1], retrieved 2010-06-28:
      I want to hear from others who are scared of being stung so they stay away from fun occasions to avoid the possibility.