ailurophile

[ ahy-oorl-uh-fahyl, ey-loor- ]
/ aɪˈlʊər əˌfaɪl, eɪˈlʊər- /

noun

a person who likes cats; cat fancier.

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Origin of ailurophile

1925–30; <Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile

OTHER WORDS FROM ailurophile

ai·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

ailurophile
/ (aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl) /

noun

a person who likes cats

Derived forms of ailurophile

ailurophilia (aɪˌlʊərəˈfɪlɪə), noun

Word Origin for ailurophile

C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile
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