[ahy-loo r-uh-fohb, ey-loo r-]
- a person who has an abnormal fear of cats.
- a person who detests cats.
Origin of ailurophobe
1905–10; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phobe
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Examples from the Web for ailurophobe
Historical Examples of ailurophobe
The Queen's Cat is a story about an ailurophobe, or a cat-fearer, and his cure.Lords of the Housetops
- a person who dislikes or is afraid of cats
Word Origin for ailurophobe
C20: from Greek ailuros cat + -phobe
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