- 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.
Also Fran·co·phil [frang-kuh-fil] /ˈfræŋ kə fɪl/.
Origin of Francophile
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Francophil (ˈfræŋkəʊfɪl) sometimes not capital
- 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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