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.
Definitions include: used by historians and sociological writers meaning the Irish and Scottish men, women and children turned into slaves (indenture servants) as consequences of the British civil war of the 17th century, sent by Oliver Cromwell to the Caribbean Islands, mainly Barbados, to work in the sugar cane plantations.