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Ailurophile

[aye-LOO-rə-fayhl]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 20th century

1.

A cat lover.

Examples of Ailurophile in a sentence

"She must be an ailurophile after fostering cats for 15 years."

"Even though I only have dogs, I'm an ailurophile at heart."

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About Ailurophile

Ailurophile developed in Greek, specifically from a combination of the Greek word "ailuros" (cat) and "phile" (a love or fondness for something).

Did you Know?

If you would like to indicate your identity based on your love for something, you can follow this pattern: use its Greek or Latin name + the suffix "phile." Some examples include ailurophile (cat lover), bibliophile (book lover), and Anglophile (a lover of England and English culture).

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