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  1. a hatred or fear of England or anything English.
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Origin of Anglophobia

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; Anglo- + -phobia
Related formsAn·glo·pho·bi·ac [ang-gluh-foh-bee-ak] /ˌæŋ gləˈfoʊ biˌæk/, An·glo·pho·bic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anglophobia

Historical Examples of anglophobia

  • Much of this is due to anglophobia; much to a genuine ignorance of the matter.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May, 1900


  • Baroudi had been brought up in an atmosphere of Anglophobia.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • On another occasion, the same critic tells us, Douglas "raved an hour about democracy and anglophobia and universal empire."

    Stephen Arnold Douglas

    William Garrott Brown

  • And as to the name itself, there is hydrophobia, and photophobia, and Anglophobia—so why not microbophobia?

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

Word Origin and History for anglophobia



1793, from Anglo- + -phobia. Related: Anglophobe; Anglophobic.

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