Definition of gynecophobia in US English:


(British gynaecophobia)


  • another term for gynophobia
    • ‘Nonetheless, their voices did shake just perceptibly with gynecophobia, or the fear of women, of silent women, in these absolutely silent black gowns.’
    • ‘My crippling gynecophobia will prevent me from being anywhere around women again.’
    • ‘The problem this guy has is called gynecophobia. He's just afraid of women.’
    • ‘What makes his gynaecophobia so fascinating, in fact, is its combination with a strong sexual attraction to women.’
    • ‘The result had been that he'd eventually dulled down the phobia to an aversion in regard to cats, and the gynecophobia had worn off.’