shy bladder

noun
variants: or shy bladder syndrome
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

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