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xenophile

[ zen-uh-fahyl, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌfaɪl, ˈzi nə- /
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noun

a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.

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Origin of xenophile

First recorded in 1945–50; xeno- + -phile
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British Dictionary definitions for xenophile

xenophile
/ (ˈzɛnəˌfaɪl) /

noun

a person who likes foreigners or things foreign

Word Origin for xenophile

C19: from Greek, from xeno- + -phile
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