Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to gynophobe: gynophobia


or gy·ne·pho·bia  (gī′nə-fō′bē-ə, jĭn′ə-)
1. Abnormal fear of women.
2. Behavior based on such an attitude or feeling.

gy′no·phobe′ n.
gy′no·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈɡaɪnəʊˌfəʊb; ˈdʒaɪnəʊ-)
(Peoples) a person who hates or fears women
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
At the beginning of this semester, for example, USA Today ran an editorial by gynophobe Christina Hoff Sommers warning parents against "factually challenged feminist academics who lie in wait for" their daughters.
In the end, of course, it's pointless to characterize, categorize, and value writing according to its author's gender, or to claim that women writers fixate on everything that irritates gynophobes about our sex.