Welcome to Listophilia!!
As an avid word collector, I love offbeat words just about as much as I love lists. To kick things off, we will start with the word-forming element “philia” from the title.
When “-philia”, or any of its forms, is added onto a word or root word, it“
So, let’s get started!
- apodysophilia (n): a form of exhibitionism, feverish desire to undress
- arctophile (n):
- chasmophilous (adj): fond of nooks, crevices and crannies
- chromophilous (adj): staining easily
- chrysophilist (n): a lover of gold
- dendrophilous (adj): fond of trees
- gynotikolobomassophile (n): one who nibbles on women’s earlobes
- labeorphily (n): collection and study of beer bottle labels
- neophile (n): one who loves novelty and trends
- oenophile (n): one who is fond of or loves wine
- peristerophily (n): pigeon-collecting, or the rearing of pigeons; specifically, the training of carrier-pigeons for military service.
- pogonophile (n): one who loves, or is attracted to, beards
- stegophilist (n): one who climbs buildings for fun
- stigmatophilia (n): obsession with tattooing or branding
- turophile (n): cheese lover
What other “-philia” words do you enjoy?
(Resources: The Phrontistery, Dictionary.com)