Definition of emetophobe in US English:

emetophobe

noun

  • A person with an extreme fear of vomiting.

    ‘a heavily restricted diet is a near-universal trait among emetophobes’
    • ‘The emetophobe and the obsessive-compulsive may both adhere to stringent sets of rules when it comes to cleaning and eating.’
    • ‘A lot of emetophobes are particularly terrified of vomiting in public.’
    • ‘Meet the emetophobes and discover the lengths they go to avoid being near sick.’
    • ‘I am a lifetime emetophobe and have had some epic vomit-avoidance adventures.’
    • ‘For emetophobes the mere sight of someone else being ill is enough to trigger obsessive behaviours.’

Origin

Early 21st century: from emetophobia.

Pronunciation

emetophobe

/əˈmɛdəˌfoʊb//əˈmedəˌfōb/