ailurophilia

ailurophilia

[ahy-loor-uh-fil-ee-uh, ey-loor-]
noun
a liking for cats, as by cat fanciers.


Origin:
< Greek aílouro(s) cat + -philia

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ailurophile (aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl)
 
n
a person who likes cats
 
[C20: facetious coinage from Greek ailuros cat + -phile]
 
ailurophilia
 
n

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Main Entry:  ailurophilia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a love of cats; also called aelurophilia
Etymology:  Latin Aeluroidea 'cats'
Main Entry:  ailurophilia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See aelurophilia
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