[ahy-loo r-uh-fahyl, ey-loo r-]
- a person who likes cats; cat fancier.
Origin of ailurophile
1925–30; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile
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- a person who likes cats
C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile
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Word Origin and History for ailurophile
"cat lover," 1931, from Greek ailouros "cat," of unknown origin, + -phile.
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