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Definition of tanorexia

tanorexia

noun - uncountable

  • an addiction to tanning one's skin. Tanorexics may use a tanning booth, and may develop leathery orange skin. Just like anorexia, there is an altered sense of reality - in this case they think the tan looks awesome.
    That girl has tanorexia, someone needs to tell her to stay out of the tanning bed!

    Last edited on Mar 30 2013. Submitted by Tom P. from Waukesha, WI, USA on Feb 14 2003.

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