Alternative pronunciation: fuhgeddaboudit
: fear of long words
“Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means fear of long words, which is, well, ironic.”
“The generic name for RRx-001 is nibrozetone, which is long but not long enough to provoke hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.”
This word contains the root sesquipedalian, which means “long word.”
About the Word:
Coined by the American poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil in 2000, who probably deals with hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia because of her long last name.