Pronounced: ANG-guhr, noun
Notes: No, this is not ‘anger’ misspelled
The word mysophobia means “an excessive fear of dirt or filth”
Our word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
Everyone probably recognizes the -phobia (fear) suffix. The first part comes from the Greek word mýsos (pollution; defilement).
I decided not to use niveous (snowy; resembling snow). I remember from long-ago Spanish class the word nieve (snow), so I had this definition right.