franco

1 of 2

noun

fran·​co ˈfräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce franco (audio)
ˈfraŋ-
: the frank of Equatorial Guinea see Money Table

Franco-

2 of 2

combining form

1
: French and
Franco-American
2
: French
Francophile

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Spanish, from French franc

Combining form

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

First Known Use

Noun

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of franco was in 1989

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Cite this Entry

“Franco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/franco. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Franco-

combining form
ˈfraŋ-kō
1
: French and
Franco-German
2
: French
Francophile
Etymology

Combining form

derived from Latin Francus "Frenchman, Frank"

Biographical Definition

Franco

biographical name

Fran·​co ˈfräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Franco (audio)
ˈfraŋ-
Francisco 1892–1975 Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde Spanish general and head of Spanish state (1936–75)
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