fran·​co | \ ˈfräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce franco (audio) , ˈfraŋ- \

Definition of franco

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the frank of Equatorial Guinea — see Money Table

Definition of Franco- (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : French and Franco-American
2 : French Francophile


biographical name
Fran·​co | \ ˈfräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Franco (audio) , ˈfraŋ- \

Definition of Franco (Entry 3 of 3)

Francisco 1892–1975 Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde Spanish general and head of Spanish state (1936–75)

Examples of franco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Perhaps his favorite vineyard is the 90-year-old P.F., for pie franco, meaning that the vines are ungrafted, a rarity in most of the fine-wine world. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Grape From Manchuela," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of franco


1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for franco


Spanish, from French franc

Combining form

Medieval Latin, from Francus Frenchman, from Late Latin, Frank

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The first known use of franco was in 1989

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“Franco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Franco-

: French
: France, French culture, or the French


Fran·​co- | \ ˈfraŋ-kō \

Kids Definition of Franco-

1 : French and
2 : French

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