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[ang-gluh-fahyl, -fil] /ˈæŋ gləˌfaɪl, -fɪl/
a person who is friendly to or admires England or English customs, institutions, etc.
Also, Anglophil
[ang-gluh-fil] /ˈæŋ glə fɪl/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Anglophile
First recorded in 1865-70; Anglo- + -phile
Related forms
Anglophilism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Anglophile
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  • I should say the same had it been Anglophile or Francophile.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • Anglophile, too, and always ate porridge for breakfast—up till August 1914.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Both Tisza and the Austrian society showed strong symptoms of an Anglophile leaning.

    Albert Ballin Bernhard Huldermann
  • Three of these were Anglophile like himself, and the work seemed not only vitally necessary but promising.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • He is an Anglophile, and was determined after the war to go to England in order to discover the secret of her greatness.

British Dictionary definitions for Anglophile


/ˈæŋɡləʊfɪl; -ˌfaɪl/
a person having admiration for England or the English
marked by or possessing such admiration
Derived Forms
Anglophilia (ˌæŋɡləʊˈfɪlɪə) noun
Anglophiliac (ˌæŋɡləʊˈfɪlɪˌæk), Anglophilic (ˌæŋɡləʊˈfɪlɪk) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Anglophile

1864, in reference to France, from Anglo- + -phile. Both Anglomania (1787) and Anglophobia (1793) are first attested in writings of Thomas Jefferson.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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