Origin of -phobeFrench from Classical Latin -phobus from Classical Greek -phobos from phobos, fear from Indo-European base an unverified form bhegw-, to flee from source Hindi bh?g-, Latvian b?gt, to flee
Phobe is defined as one who hates or is afraid of something.
An example of phobe is a germophobe, a person who is afraid of germs.
One that fears or is averse to a specified thing: ailurophobe.
Origin of -phobeFrench from Latin -phobus from Greek -phobos fearing from phobos fear ; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.