Francophile

adjective
Fran·​co·​phile | \ ˈfraŋ-kə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce Francophile (audio) , -kō- \
variants: or Francophil \ ˈfraŋ-​kə-​ˌfil How to pronounce Francophile (audio) , -​kō-​ \

Definition of Francophile

: markedly friendly to France or French culture

Other Words from Francophile

Francophile noun
Francophilia \ ˌfraŋ-​kə-​ˈfi-​lē-​ə How to pronounce Francophile (audio) , -​lyə , -​kō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Francophile

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Francophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Francophile. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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