• A cat lover.

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Example Sentences

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

“Even though I only have dogs, I’m an ailurophile at heart.”

“I would be an ailurophile if I didn’t have such terrible cat allergies.”

Word Origin

Greek, early 20th century

Why this word?

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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