Definition of triskaidekaphobia in English:

triskaidekaphobia

noun

  • Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.

    • ‘I've below gathered a collection of passages concerning the folklore and superstition regarding both Friday the 13 th and triskaidekaphobia - the fear of the number 13.’
    • ‘Surely Stoica could not have been suffering from triskaidekaphobia (that's fear of the number 13, for the trivia fans among you).’
    • ‘That test included words to spell such as ‘revelry’ and ‘triskaidekaphobia.’’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek treiskaideka ‘thirteen’ + -phobia.

Pronunciation

triskaidekaphobia

/ˌtriskə-/