onychophagist

nail-biter

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • onychophagist — / kofˈə jist/ noun A nail biter • • • Main Entry: ↑onycha …   Useful english dictionary

  • onychophagist — noun /ɒnɪˈkɒfədʒɪst,ɑnəˈkɑfədʒɪst/ A person who bites his or her fingernails. See Also: onychophagia …   Wiktionary

  • onychophagia — onychophagist /on euh kof euh jist/, n. /on i koh fay jeuh, jee euh/, n. Psychiatry. the practice of biting one s nails, esp. when done habitually and as a symptom of emotional disturbance. [1895 1900; < Gk onycho (comb. form of ónyx nail, claw;… …   Universalium

  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • onychophagia — ˌänə̇kōˈfāj(ē)ə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from onych + phagia : nail biting * * * onychophagist /on euh kof euh jist/, n. /on i koh fay jeuh, jee euh/, n. Psychiatry …   Useful english dictionary

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