Definitions

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  • n. A condition whose sufferers believe they are too pale and become obsessed with tanning.

Etymologies

Blend of tan and anorexia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If "tanorexia" had been listed in the Manual of Mental Disorders, I'm sure someone would've accused me of having it.

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  • We've all seen the serious aftereffects of "tanorexia," the insidious addiction that's spreading all over

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  • John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is an American Republican politician, United States Representative from Ohio, tanorexia sufferer, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi nemesis, and a dick.

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  • New entries unrelated to the worlds of the internet or texting include "tanorexia" (an obsessive desire to get a tan), "jazz hands" (a gesture with hands waved to express excitement) and "trolleyed" (extremely drunk).

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • She wrote about important social phenomena in the Times, such as drunk dialing and tanorexia.

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  • Some call it just getting ready for prom season; for others, its an addiction becoming known as tanorexia.

    Berks county news

  • Tanning cancer risk Q&A The Daily Mail has reported that UK women are facing a "tanorexia timebomb", with the use of sunbeds responsible for increases in skin cancer among young women.

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  • I was a SLAVE to obsessive compulsive disorder Middle children DO get neglected, admit parents Eighties-style shoulder pads ARE back ... and surprise surprise Posh is leading the way The tanorexia timebomb: Sunbeds blamed as skin cancer soars in young women

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  • Oddee: 'Tanorexia is an unhealthy dependence on tanning; the name comes because of its similarities to both substance addictions and body image disorders, such as anorexia.'

    November 5, 2008