bashful bladder

variants: or bashful bladder syndrome

Definition of bashful bladder

: paruresis Patients with bashful bladder typically are unable to void anywhere but at home and in private, which can adversely affect occupational options and can limit many aspects of life.— Nancy Walsh This may, however, present a problem for a few men who suffer from what has been called "bashful bladder syndrome," the fear of urinating in public.— Joe Schwarcz

First Known Use of bashful bladder

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Bashful bladder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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