Definition of clientitis in English:


Pronunciation /klʌɪənˈtʌɪtɪs/


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

  • 2US 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.


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