Slav·​o·​phile ˈslä-və-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce Slavophile (audio)
variants or Slavophil
: an admirer of the Slavs : an advocate of Slavophilism

Examples of Slavophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the early Slavophiles, who opposed despotism, their successors in the second half of the nineteenth century defended it, arguing that any attempts to limit autocracy would weaken or undermine Russia’s place in the world. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Slavophile was in 1877

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“Slavophile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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