ailurophobe

[ ahy-loor-uh-fohb, ey-loor- ]
/ aɪˈlʊər əˌfoʊb, eɪˈlʊər- /

noun

a person who has an abnormal fear of cats.
a person who detests cats.

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Origin of ailurophobe

1905–10; <Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phobe

OTHER WORDS FROM ailurophobe

ai·lu·ro·pho·bic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ailurophobe

ailurophobe
/ (aɪˈlʊərəˌfəʊb) /

noun

a person who dislikes or is afraid of cats

Word Origin for ailurophobe

C20: from Greek ailuros cat + -phobe
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