Verboticism: Agrowaphobia

'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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Shelconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: shell-con-shis

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Noskinonmynose

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: nos-kinon-mainoze

Sentence: When I eat, noskinonmynnose kicks in to effect immediately.

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Peelophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: peel o fobe eya

Sentence: Jackie had a tremendous case of peelophobia. She could not bare to look at an orange rind, apple parings or a banana peel, never mind eat them. She could not even eat in a steakhouse, lest they serve potato skins. They did not appeel to her at all.

Etymology: Peel (the rind of a fruit or vegetable) & POhobia (Unnatural fear;an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things)

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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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Skintolerance

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: skinn-TAWL-ur-unse

Sentence: Mina's skintolerance prevented her from eating apples unless they were completely peeled and cored.

Etymology: skin + intolerance

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Hidermaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy derm a fobe eeya

Sentence: Heidi had Hidermaphobia and could not hide it. Whether she travelled to Hyderabad or Hernando's Hideaway, she could not eat the hide of any fruit or any vegetable. She could not hide from it. In fact her fear was so great, a-pare-entally she could not even peel them. The eyes on potatoes stared at her accusingly;eating cherries was the pits;beets had her beat;peas made her snap and she feared bananas a bunch. She'd turnip her nose at rutabagas; carrots made her want to top herself and onions made her cry. It was then no wonder that when the cute guy in Produce asked her to go out on a "date", she ran screaming from the grocery store! Now Heidi is in hiding.

Etymology: Hide(body covering of a living animal or the dressed skin of an animal) & Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Phobia (fear; an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-09: 07:05:00

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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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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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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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Skinflinch

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skin/flinch

Sentence: Sue was such a skinflinch that she gagged every time she passed by a basket of peaches.

Etymology: skinflint + flinch

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