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Repulskin

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/puhl/skin

Sentence: Jenny has suffered from the dreaded phobia of repulskin since early childhood. She can't eat apples, grapes, nectarines, or especially fuzzy peaches, or any other fruits unless all the skin is completely peeled off.

Etymology: REPULSKIN - noun - from REPULSION (distaste, repugnance, or aversion by the thought, or presence of something) + SKIN (the external covering of an animal body, fruit, or vegetable)

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Abomidermy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: a-bom-uh-DER-mee

Sentence: Bob had created such a long litany of words for his abomidermy, such as eskinchewy, dreaddruff, dermaghast, and sloughthroe etc., that he spent the whole day trying to find ways "to save his own skin."

Etymology: Blend of ABOMINATE: hate, detest, loathe, find repugnant and DERM: (skin). ESKINCHEWY (skin; eschew; chewy.)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 05:59:00

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Skinskittish

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: skin + skittish

Sentence: The skinskittish children reluctantly ate the grapes, then finally accepted the fact that their purple mouths and hands would be with them for days.

Etymology: skin (the outer layer of an organism) + skittish (jumpy or jittery)

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Being skinskittish would cause them to have a great deal of skinsternation. - Mustang, 2008-09-08: 22:19:00

Kids like that would have Grape Expectations! - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 00:32:00

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Skintimidation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skin-tim-id-ay-shun

Sentence: The potato looked great inside, but the skintimidation proved too much for him, and he moved on to the peas and carrots.

Etymology: intimidation, skin

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Exocarphobia

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksəkaɹˈfo(ʊ)biə/

Sentence: I wanted to come up with a funnier word to describe exocarphobia, but the picture of that banana peel frightens me so much that I can't look at it any longer.

Etymology: From exocarp (the skin, peel, or rind of a fruit) + phobia

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Funnily enough, there's a banana peel sitting on my desk right now that looks suspiciously like the one in the picture. (Yes, it's from a banana I just ate and not more than a few minutes old.) - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:53:00

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Agrowaphobia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ah + gro + ah + pho + bee + ah

Sentence: I know that's got lots of vitamins and all that, but I'm still not eating it because, frankly, it's yucky.

Etymology: agoraphobia but with "grow" in there.

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Shelconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: shell-con-shis

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Dermaphobic

gspadoni

Created by: gspadoni

Pronunciation: dur'mi'fob

Sentence: As a card-carrying dermaphobe, Alicia had mastered the ability to peel an apple skin in one long, continuous spiral.

Etymology: Derived from the late Latin epidermis (epi=outer layer; dermis=skin) + Latin phobus (phobus=fear)

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Crumplejiltskin

Created by: crispianity

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Integumentophobia

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: integ-u-men-toe-FO-bee-uh

Sentence: "Don't put a whole aardvark Beatrice's plate - she had terrible integumentophobia."

Etymology: Integument, meaning external skin and phobia, meaning fear of.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-03: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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