ailurophobe


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ai·lu·ro·phobe

 (ī-lo͝or′ə-fōb′, ā-lo͝or′-)
n.
One who hates or fears cats.

[Greek ailouros, cat + -phobe.]

ai·lu′ro·pho′bi·a n.

ailurophobe

(aɪˈlʊərəˌfəʊb) or

ailourophobe

n
a person who dislikes or is afraid of cats
[C20: from Greek ailuros cat + -phobe]

ai•lu•ro•phobe

(aɪˈlʊər əˌfoʊb, eɪˈlʊər-)

n.
a person who fears or hates cats.
[1905–10]
ai•lu`ro•pho′bic, adj.
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