germophobia

noun
germ·​o·​pho·​bia | \ ˌjər-mə-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce germophobia (audio) \
variants: or germaphobia

Definition of germophobia

: abnormal fear of germs or contamination : mysophobia Trump's well-known germophobia means he won't eat from a cookie packet that has already been opened.— Daniel Politi After several years of gains helped along by germaphobia, sales of household cleaning products rose less than 1.3% during the past year, …— Tom Branna

First Known Use of germophobia

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Germophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germophobia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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