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- n. An unusual urge or preoccupation with giving gifts.
We must all have suffered on occasion from decubomania (an urgent desire to lie down) without quite having a word for it; many of us, while fumbling for a handy description, have encountered the symptoms of tomomania (a craze for needless surgical operations) or even doromania (a morbid desire to give presents). Scientific or not, terms like these serve a serious purpose.
‘Doromania’ comes from the Greek ‘doron,’ gift, and ‘mania,’ madness, frenzy; enthusiasm, inspired frenzy; mad passion, fury.