The overly irrational fear of bears brought on by camping in the wild for the first time. Bearanoia is most likely to occur in places such as Yosemite or Yellowstone where bear attacks have been known to occur at campsites.
Wife: Should I wash this flavored chapstick off before bed so the bears don't try to get in our tent tonight to lick my lips?

Husband: No dear, you're just being bearanoid.
by nutzoid July 7, 2011
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