Iraqnophobia

Iraqnophobia

slang A fear of Iraq or anxiety about circumstances involving Iraq. A pun on the term "arachnophobia," the fear of spiders. Iraqnophobia reached its peak in the early 2000s.
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Iraqnophobia

n. fear of or distress about Iraq. (A play on arachnophobia, the fear of spiders.) A nation, suffering from Iraqnophobia, watched the debates with interest.
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