See also animals.ailuromania an abnormal love of cats. ailurophile a lover of cats. Also called felinophile, philofelist, philogalist. ailurophobia an abnormal fear of cats. Also called felinophobia. felinophile ailurophile. galeophilia an excessive fondness for cats. gatophobia an abnormal fear of cats. grimalkin 1. a cat, particularly an old female cat. 2. a bad-tempered old woman. kitling British dialect, the young of an animal, especially a kitten or young cat. malkin British dialect, a cat or hare. Also spelled mawkin. philofelist ailurophile. philogalist ailurophile.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of cat