a combining form representing French or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian.
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Origin of Franco-
< Medieval Latin Franc(us) a Frank, a Frenchman + -o-
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indicating France or FrenchFranco-Prussian
Word Origin for Franco-
from Medieval Latin Francus, from Late Latin: Frank
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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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