[ frang-kuh-fahyl ]

  1. friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French.

  1. a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French.

Origin of Francophile

First recorded in 1885–90; Franco- + -phile
  • Also Fran·co·phil [frang-kuh-fil]. /ˈfræŋ kə fɪl/.

Other words from Francophile

  • Fran·co·phil·i·a [frang-kuh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh], /ˌfræŋ kəˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/, noun

Words Nearby Francophile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Francophile in a sentence

  • I'm a total Francophile and I love the restaurants in Paris.

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  • I should say the same had it been Anglophile or Francophile.

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  • Craven stood for the past, he was a link with the life the Francophile Arab was reluctantly surrendering.

British Dictionary definitions for Francophile


Francophil (ˈfræŋkəʊfɪl) sometimes not capital

/ (ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl) /

  1. a person who admires France and the French

  1. marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French

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