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ailurophobe

[ahy-loo r-uh-fohb, ey-loo r-]
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noun
  1. a person who has an abnormal fear of cats.
  2. a person who detests cats.
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Origin of ailurophobe

1905–10; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phobe
Related formsai·lu·ro·pho·bic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ailurophobe

Historical Examples

  • The Queen's Cat is a story about an ailurophobe, or a cat-fearer, and his cure.

    Lords of the Housetops

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British Dictionary definitions for ailurophobe

ailurophobe

noun
  1. a person who dislikes or is afraid of cats
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Word Origin

C20: from Greek ailuros cat + -phobe
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