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Ger·​mano·​phile (ˌ)jər-ˈma-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce Germanophile (audio)
: approving or favoring the German people and their institutions and customs


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: one that is Germanophile

Examples of Germanophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
He is preoccupied by the Germanophile Ukrainian nationalism of the 1940s. Liana Fix, Foreign Affairs, 4 Mar. 2022
Quartet shows that continuities, rather than ruptures, have defined the history of Turkish autocracy over the past century: Germanophile Young Turks were as tyrannical as Abdülhamid. Kaya Genç, The New Republic, 30 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use


1882, in the meaning defined above


1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Germanophile was in 1876

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“Germanophile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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