ailurophobia

ailurophobia

[ahy-loor-uh-foh-bee-uh, ey-loor-]
noun Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of cats.


Origin:
1905–10; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phobia

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Main Entry:  ailurophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See galeophobia
Main Entry:  ailurophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See gatophobia
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Word Origin & History

ailurophobia
"morbid fear of cats," 1905, from Gk. -phobia "fear" + ailouros "cat," of unknown origin. Folk etymology connects it with aiolos "quick-moving" + oura "tail." Related: Ailurophile (1931)
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ailurophobia ai·lu·ro·pho·bi·a (ī-lur'ə-fō'bē-ə, ā-lur'-)
n.
An abnormal fear of or aversion to cats.

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