from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who hates or fears cats.
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- n. A person with an irrational fear or hatred of felines.
Val Lewton, who produced such film noir classics of the 1940s as "Cat People" and "Curse of the Cat People," actually had an abiding fear of catsa full-fledged ailurophobe...he penned several film scripts under the pseudonym of Carlos Keith!
My cat's called Rupert and I accuse you of being animalist and an ailurophobe!
The use of the term ‘mutt’ to describe a cat is, IMHO as a pedantic ailurophobe, both linguistically incorrect and likely offensive to both sides of the canine-feline divide.
B, who is not afraid of cats at all but hates them, is an ailurophobe.
And what do you find under “ailurophobe” and “homophobe”?
He’d used the black light setup only once before, for a sixty-three-year-old ailurophobe named Constance, and that had been nearly ten years ago; the basement had been crawling with cats most of which had been dipped into a solution of fluorescent dye a few hours earlier and were still spitting mad, and Constance had been screaming bloody murder the whole time.
n. ailurophobe, n. one with dread of cats. airmonger
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