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ailurophile Syllabification: ai·lur·o·phile
Pronunciation: /īˈlo͝orəˌfīl/ /āˈlo͝or-/

Definition of ailurophile in English:


A cat lover.
Example sentences
  • Get any two ailurophiles together and the discussion will inevitably turn to litter boxes and litter.
  • If the outdoors is too dangerous, ailurophiles often forgo feline companionship rather than confine a cat indoors.
  • Among other notable ailurophiles were Byron, Anatole France, Montaigne and Lope de Vega, known as the Spanish Shakespeare.


1930s: from Greek ailuros 'cat' + -phile.

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