CoulrophobiaA friend who shares my phobia told me this word today.
coulrophobia: (n.) an extreme, irrational or abnormal fear of clowns
Used in a sentence: My coulrophobia kicked into high gear when I saw the clown at the party, a wicked gleam in his eyes and that big, red, sinister smile. Of course, that could just be my perception. The balloon animals did look kind of harmless, but they're probably just as evil.