Time, once again (though it has been a while), for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, tantrumony, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is created by taking two nouns and creating a new word. In this instance, the new word does not borrow from the names of the old words, but from their definitions.Without further waiting here is the new word: clusterphobia.
Claustrophobia, n. An abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places.
Cluster, n. A group of persons or thing close together.
Clusterphobia, n. Too many people or things gathered in too close or small a space eliciting a fear bordering on abnormal.
Adjective version: clusterphobic.
Used in a sentence: Donnie was afflicted by clusterphobia. He had too many people too close by who knew too much more than he did and he couldn’t stand it, so he fired them.
Most recent new word: tantrumony.