shy bladder

noun

variants or shy bladder syndrome
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

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shy bladder was in 1987

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“Shy bladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shy%20bladder. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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