ailurophile


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Related to ailurophile: cynosure

ai·lu·ro·phile

 (ī-lo͝or′ə-fīl′, ā-lo͝or′-)
n.
One who loves cats.

[Greek ailouros, cat + -phile.]

ai·lu·ro·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.

ailurophile

(aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl) or

ailourophile

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

ai•lu•ro•phile

(aɪˈlʊər əˌfaɪl, eɪˈlʊər-)

n.
a person who likes cats.
[1925–30; < Greek aílouro(s) cat + -phile]
ai•lu`ro•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) adj.

ailurophile, aelurophile

a lover of cats. Also called felinophile, philofelist, philogalist.
See also: Cats

ailurophile

Someone who loves cats.
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