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 who fears or hates: Francophobe
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
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.