[ 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.
Also Fran·co·phil [frang-kuh-fil] /ˈfræŋ kə fɪl/.

Origin of Francophile

First recorded in 1885–90; Franco- + -phile

Related forms

Fran·co·phil·i·a [frang-kuh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] /ˌfræŋ kəˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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