[ frang-koh; Spanish frahng-kaw ]
/ ˈfræŋ koʊ; Spanish ˈfrɑŋ kɔ /


Francisco,Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-BahamondeEl Caudillo, 1892–1975, Spanish military leader and dictator: chief of state 1939–47; regent of the kingdom of Spain 1947–75.

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Fran·co·ism, nounFran·co·ist, noun

Definition for franco (2 of 2)


a combining form representing French or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian.

Origin of Franco-

< Medieval Latin Franc(us) a Frank, a Frenchman + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for franco (1 of 2)


/ (ˈfræŋkəʊ, Spanish ˈfraŋko) /


Francisco (franˈθisko), called el Caudillo. 1892–1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939–1975). He was commander-in-chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II

British Dictionary definitions for franco (2 of 2)


/ (ˈfræŋkəʊ-) /

combining form

indicating France or FrenchFranco-Prussian

Word Origin for Franco-

from Medieval Latin Francus, from Late Latin: Frank
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