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rhinotillexomania

Definitions

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  • n. Compulsive nose-picking, insertion of finger into one's nose.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ῥίς (rhis, "nose") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Betcha didn't think I could work the word "rhinotillexomania" into an Urban Tulsa Weekly column about how much the downtown sports arena is going to cost us, did ya?

    BatesLine: November 2005 Archives

  • Since its Thanksgiving, I'm thankful that we live in a place where we can talk about rhinotillexomania in the open without fear of reprisal.

    Pickin' and grinnin' - BatesLine

  • It's actually a disease, rhinotillexomania, if compulsive.

    Planck's Constant

Comments

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  • I wouldn't normally bother to add obviously made-up words like this, but I was curious about the etymology and it otherwise fulfilled my criteria. It turns out that tillex- doesn't mean anything, and it comes from till- "pluck, pull (out) (hair, feathers etc.)" with a spurious ex- "out" stuck on.

    November 10, 2008

  • Compulsive nose-picking.

    May 13, 2008