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[ang-gluh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
  1. an intense admiration of, interest in, or tendency to imitate English institutions, manners, customs, etc.
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Origin of Anglomania

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; Anglo- + mania
Related formsAn·glo·ma·ni·ac [ang-gloh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌæŋ gloʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, nounAn·glo·ma·ni·ac·al [ang-gloh-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌæŋ gloʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anglomania

Historical Examples

  • Our Anglomania, in fact , is grown considerable; prophetic of much.

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle

  • The change has come about through the Anglomania which, within recent years, has attacked Parisian society.

    In Vanity Fair

    Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

  • He feared it would introduced English influence and Anglomania without their gaining any similar influence in England.

  • It is often forgotten that this time was not in France a period of Anglophobia, but of Anglomania.

  • I know your taste for the works of art gives you little disposition to Anglomania.

British Dictionary definitions for anglomania


  1. excessive respect for English customs, etc
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Derived FormsAnglomaniac, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anglomania



1787; see Anglo- + mania. Related: Anglomaniac.

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