ailurophobia


noun Psychiatry.

  1. an abnormal fear of cats.
n.

“morbid fear of cats,” 1905, from -phobia “fear” + ailouros “cat,” of unknown origin. Folk etymology connects it with aiolos “quick-moving” + oura “tail.” Related: Ailurophobe (1914).

n.

  1. An abnormal fear of or aversion to cats.

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