Definition of tanorexic
: a person who is obsessed with having and maintaining a very dark tan According to psychologists familiar with this phenomenon, the typical tanorexic is a young woman. In general, she seldom if ever feels she is tan enough.— Robert Brody, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 23 June 1991 Tanorexics, it is now well known, are excellent candidates for skin cancer.— Scott Harris, Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News, 31 Aug. 1989
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