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Parentnoia

adjective; blending and clipping
The irrational fear parents have that their children are doing something wrong, or being hurt in some way.
 
Used by kids to describe their parents suspicion that their child is always in danger.
Etymology : “parent-” from Old French parent (11c.), from L. parentem (nom. parens) "father or mother, ancestor;" + “-noia” from paranoia "mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions," from Greek paranoia "mental derangement, madness," from paranoos "mentally ill, insane," from para- "beside, beyond" + noos "mind."
Source : “My parents were always on my case last year. They had probably the worst case of parentnoia ever.” – friend – 11/08
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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