[ang-gluh-fohn](sometimes lowercase)
  1. of or relating to speakers of English.

Origin of Anglophone

First recorded in 1965–70; Anglo- + -phone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for anglophone

Contemporary Examples of anglophone

  • Most Anglophone readers know little or nothing about Korean fiction.

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    Chang-rae Lee: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    January 22, 2014

  • The book draws on numerous archives from Yugoslavia that have largely been ignored by Anglophone scholars.

  • She covers politics, culture, the environment and human rights in Francophone and Anglophone West Africa for the Voice of America.

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    A Strongman's Last Stand

    Julia L. Ritchey

    April 5, 2011

  • Zadie Smith heralds you as the flag bearer for the Anglophone Novel.

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    The Lure of Realism

    Taylor Antrim

    September 8, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for anglophone


  1. a person who speaks English, esp a native speaker
  1. speaking English
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for anglophone



"English-speaking," 1895, from Anglo- + -phone.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper