philogyny

[fi-loj-uh-nee]

Origin of philogyny

1745–55; < Greek philogynía. See philo-, gyny
Related formsphi·log·y·nist, nounphi·log·y·nous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for philogyny

philogyny

noun
  1. rare fondness for womenCompare misogyny
Derived Formsphilogynist, nounphilogynous, adjective

Word Origin for philogyny

C17: from Greek philogunia, from philo- + gunē woman
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