philogyny

[ fi-loj-uh-nee ]
/ fɪˈlɒdʒ ə ni /

noun

love of or liking for women.

Nearby words

  1. philo judaeus,
  2. philo-,
  3. philoctetes,
  4. philodendron,
  5. philography,
  6. philol.,
  7. philologian,
  8. philological,
  9. philologically,
  10. philologist

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

/ (fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪ) /

noun

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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