+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: tanorexia

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Pronunciation: ta-n-or-rek-sE-a
Function: noun
: a serious disorder in tanning behavior primarily in women that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of pale skin leading to faulty tanning patterns. They see themselves as too white and continue to tan while the rest of the world is thinking "you are WAY too tan freak!"