[ ahy-loor-uh-fil-ee-uh, ey-loor- ]
/ aɪˌlʊər əˈfɪl i ə, eɪˌlʊər- /
a liking for cats, as by cat fanciers.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also ae·lu·ro·phil·i·a [ee-loor-uh-fil-ee-uh, ih-loor-] /iˌlʊər əˈfɪl i ə, ɪˌlʊər-/ .
Origin of ailurophilia
From Greek aílouro(s) “cat” + -philia
Words nearby ailurophilia
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