Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 2

#6: Amathophobia 

What It Is:

Fear of dust

About the Word:

The root word for amathophobia is amathos, Greek for sand.

Amathophobes have a low tolerance for the "dust bunny," a creature whose name – defined by Merriam-Webster simply as "an aggregate of dust" – dates back to 1966.

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