Top Definition
...a fear of long words
by Al Berry March 01, 2004
fear of long words
Doctor: I'm afraid you have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Patient: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Don't say that word!!!!!!!!!!
by Nicolle August 13, 2003
Perfect example of irony.
OMG! a big word!


Run away!
by anneymal March 28, 2005
Ironically, the fear of long words.

"sesquippedalio" relates to long words
"phobia" is an irrational fear
"hippopoto" and "monstro" (short for hippopotamus and monster) exaggerate the length of the word

synonym: sesquippedaliophobia means exactly the same thing

alt spellings: "pedalio" instead of "ppedalio"
guy: I have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. *(guy starts hyperventilating)*
by whatserface December 11, 2008
A word someone made up to screw with people who are diagnosed with a fear of long words.

C'mon you know it's true!
Person who coined the term: So what's her deal?
Colleague: Oh, she's afraid of long words. Do we even have a word for that?
Person who coined the term: You know what we should call it? Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia!
Colleague: That's just wrong.
by Raindrop06 November 30, 2006
The fear of long words - that's ironic.
"Hey Judy, don't you have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?" *Judy runs away frothing at the mouth*
by LauraLOVESPius June 28, 2006
Fear of Long Words. Go figure
Those who are reading this probably have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
by CrAzYtAlKeR46 January 24, 2005
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