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

#9: Ochlophobia 

What It Is:

Morbid fear of crowds

About the Word:

The root of this word – ochlos, Greek for mob – also gives us ochlocracy, meaning mob rule.

Those suffering from the more familiar agoraphobia avoid open or public places (the ancient Greece marketplace was the agora).

goto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slide
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears