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ailurophobia

[ ahy-loor-uh-foh-bee-uh, ey-loor- ]

noun

, Psychiatry.
  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of cats.


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  • ai·lu·ro·pho·bic adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ailurophobia1

First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek aílouro(s) “cat” + -phobia

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