What Does NOMOPHOBIA Mean? (Using NOMOPHOBIA Online)

NOMOPHOBIA means "No-Mobile-Phone Phobia."

NOMOPHOBIA is the fear of being without your mobile or cellphone or being unable to use your phone for some reason, such as lack of coverage or running out of battery power or credit.

The term NOMOPHOBIA was created in 2008, by YouGov, a research organization based in the UK. In a study conducted by the organization, researchers found that over half of cellphone users felt anxious when they were unable to use their phones and many never turned their phone off.

You can test yourself to see if you might have NOMOPHOBIA by taking this short quiz .


When I write NOMOPHOBIA, I mean this: meaning of NOMOPHOBIA Some people just can't live without their cellphone.

Summary of Key Points

"No-Mobile-Phone Phobia" is the most common definition for NOMOPHOBIA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:No-Mobile-Phone Phobia
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s


Examples of NOMOPHOBIA in Sentences

Here are examples of NOMOPHOBIA being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Will you please stop checking your cellphone?! You've definitely got NOMOPHOBIA.
  • Jordan: Oh, shut up and go back to sleep.
  • Child: Dad, what's NOMOPHOBIA?
  • Father: I don't know son. Have you seen my cellphone?

An Academic Look at NOMOPHOBIA

NOMOPHOBIA is a portmanteau word, i.e., a word that is formed by merging other words. In this case, NOMOPHOBIA is an amalgam of the words No, Mobile and Phobia.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, NOMOPHOBIA and the condition "No-Mobile-Phone Phobia" did not exist.

Example of NOMOPHOBIA Used in a Text


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