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ailurophile

[ahy-loo r-uh-fahyl, ey-loo r-]
noun
  1. a person who likes cats; cat fancier.
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Origin of ailurophile

1925–30; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile
Related formsai·lu·ro·phil·ic [ahy-loo r-uh-fil-ik, ey-loo r-] /aɪˌlʊər əˈfɪl ɪk, eɪˌlʊər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ailurophile

ailurophile

noun
  1. a person who likes cats
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Derived Formsailurophilia (aɪˌlʊərəˈfɪlɪə), noun

Word Origin

C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile
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Word Origin and History for ailurophile

n.

"cat lover," 1931, from Greek ailouros "cat," of unknown origin, + -phile.

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