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Word of the Day – Ailurophile

By February 22, 2024Word of the Day

Ailurophile (noun)

ai-loo-ree-oh-file

A person who loves cats.

First recorded in 1925–30 and comes from Greek aílouro(s), which means “cat” and –phile, meaning “enthusiast for.”

Example sentences

“She’s the local ailurophile, all those cats are hers.”

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