Definition of clientitis in English:

clientitis

noun

  • 1Difficulty associated with seeking or dealing with clients. rare.

  • 2Originally and chiefly US. A tendency in a member of a diplomatic service to identify with or favour the institutions, culture, or interests of the country to which he or she is assigned over those of the country that he or she represents.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Moville (Iowa) Mail. From client + -itis, perhaps humorously after e.g. tonsillitis.

Pronunciation

clientitis

/klʌɪənˈtʌɪtɪs/