[ ahy-loor-uh-fahyl, ey-loor- ]
/ aɪˈlʊər əˌfaɪl, eɪˈlʊər- /
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a person who likes cats; cat fancier.
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Origin of ailurophile
1925–30; <Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile
OTHER WORDS FROM ailurophileai·lu·ro·phil·ic [ahy-loor-uh-fil-ik, ey-loor-], /aɪˌlʊər əˈfɪl ɪk, eɪˌlʊər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ailurophile
/ (aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl) /
a person who likes cats
Derived forms of ailurophileailurophilia (aɪˌlʊərəˈfɪlɪə), noun
Word Origin for ailurophile
C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile
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