[ zen-uh-fahyl, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌfaɪl, ˈzi nə- /
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.
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British Dictionary definitions for xenophile
/ (ˈzɛnəˌfaɪl) /
a person who likes foreigners or things foreign
Word Origin for xenophile
C19: from Greek, from xeno- + -phile
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