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4.
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
 
1.
...a fear of long words
I suffer from HippopotomonYEEEAAAAARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Al Berry March 01, 2004
 
2.
fear of long words
Doctor: I'm afraid you have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Patient: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Don't say that word!!!!!!!!!!
by Nicolle August 13, 2003
 
3.
Perfect example of irony.
OMG! a big word!

"Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia"

Run away!
by anneymal March 28, 2005
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Fear of Long Words. Go figure
Those who are reading this probably have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
by CrAzYtAlKeR46 January 24, 2005