Definition of zoophilist in English:

zoophilist

noun

historical, rare
  • A person who is emotionally attached to animals, an animal lover; an opponent of cruelty to animals.

Pronunciation

zoophilist

/zuːˈɒfɪlɪst/ /zəʊˈɒfɪlɪst/ /zuːˈɒf(ə)lɪst/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Hull Packet. From zoo- + -philist.