bleachorexia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of bleach +‎ anorexia.

NounEdit

bleachorexia ‎(uncountable)

  1. An unhealthy obsession with whitening one's teeth.
    • 2009, Deirdre Kelly, "Price choppers: Get pearly whites for 99 bucks", The Globe and Mail, 24 September 2009:
      People who want teeth whiter than nature intended, reaching repeatedly for the peroxide, suffer from "bleachorexia," a word coined by the American Dental Association.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:bleachorexia.