Saturday, January 07, 2006


Meaning: The fear of getting out before scoring a century.
Usage: Nervous nineties is a symptom of centoutophobia.
Pronunciation: Sent-out-toe-fobia.
Root: Cent is hundred. Out is the cricket term for losing your wicket. Phobia means fear. Also centout phonetically is sent out. So fear of being sent out of the field.