coulrophobia is an extreme fear of what?
The word Coulrophobia means a persistent and irrational fear of clowns. It possibly originates from Greek Kolon meaning stilt or stilt-walkers which are often used by clowns.
A specific fear of clowns has sometimes been discussed in terms of a specific phobia. The term coulrophobia is a neologism coined in the context of informal “-phobia lists”.
The term is not listed in the World Health Organisation’s ICD-10 nor in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 categorisation of disorders.