shy bladder

noun
variants: or shy bladder syndrome

Definition of shy bladder

medicine
: paruresis The fear of urinating in the presence of others (even when you're safely locked in a bathroom stall) actually has a name: paruresis, otherwise known as shy bladder syndrome.The Oprah Magazine I should have pushed him to drink more water that day because it was a scorcher and because I know (due to his shy bladder) he only drinks the bare minimum to get by.— Mike Myers

First Known Use of shy bladder

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Shy bladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shy%20bladder. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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