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a combining form representing French, or France:
Francophile; Franco-Prussian.
Origin of Franco-
< Medieval Latin Franc(us) a Frank, a Frenchman + -o- Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Franco-


combining form
indicating France or French: Franco-Prussian
Word Origin
from Medieval Latin Francus, from Late Latin: Frank
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Word Origin and History for Franco-

word-forming element meaning "French," from Medieval Latin comb. form of Franci "the Franks," hence, by extension, "the French" (see Frank). Used in forming English compound words from early 18c.

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