MEANING: noun: One who loves dogs.

ETYMOLOGY: From From Greek kyon (dog) + -philia (love). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwon- (dog), which also gave us canine, chenille (from French chenille: caterpillar, literally, little dog), kennel, canary, hound, dachshund, corgi, cynic, cynegetic, cynophobia, cynosure, and canaille. Earliest documented use: 1890. A perfect synonym of today’s word is philocynic.

CYGNOPHILIST - lover of swans

CYANOPHILIST - I just adore blue

GYNOPHILIST - antonym of "misogynist"

ICY-NOPHILIST - this malaria-spreading mosquito can live in polar climates