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ailurophile

[ahy-loo r-uh-fahyl, ey-loo r-] /aɪˈlʊər əˌfaɪl, eɪˈlʊər-/
noun
1.
a person who likes cats; cat fancier.
Also, aelurophile.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile
Related forms
ailurophilic
[ahy-loo r-uh-fil-ik, ey-loo r-] /aɪˌlʊər əˈfɪl ɪk, eɪˌlʊər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ailurophile

ailurophile

/aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who likes cats
Derived Forms
ailurophilia (aɪˌlʊərəˈfɪlɪə) noun
Word Origin
C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile
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Contemporary definitions for ailurophile
noun

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Word Origin and History for ailurophile
n.

"cat lover," 1931, from Greek ailouros "cat," of unknown origin, + -phile.

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