Definition of emetophobe in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘I am a lifetime emetophobe and have had some epic vomit-avoidance adventures.’
    • ‘A lot of emetophobes are particularly terrified of vomiting in public.’
    • ‘For emetophobes the mere sight of someone else being ill is enough to trigger obsessive behaviours.’
    • ‘Meet the emetophobes and discover the lengths they go to avoid being near sick.’


Early 21st century from emetophobia.