-phobe

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*bʰegʷ-
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-phobe

  1. Used to form nouns denoting a person having a fear of a specific thing.
    • 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76:
      Risk is everywhere. [] For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you. “The Norm Chronicles” [] aims to help data-phobes find their way through this blizzard of risks.
    claustrophobe
  2. Used to form nouns denoting a person who hates or despises a type of person.
    homophobe

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