[ frang-kuh-fahyl ]
/ ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl /
friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French.
a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French.
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Also Fran·co·phil [frang-kuh-fil] /ˈfræŋ kə fɪl/.
Related formsFran·co·phil·i·a [frang-kuh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] /ˌfræŋ kəˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/, noun
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Examples from the Web for francophile
I should say the same had it been Anglophile or Francophile.Idling in Italy|Joseph Collins
British Dictionary definitions for francophile
Francophil (ˈfræŋkəʊfɪl) sometimes not capital
/ (ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl) /
a person who admires France and the French
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French
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Word Origin and History for francophile
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