xenophilia

[ zen-uh-fil-ee-uh, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˌzɛn əˈfɪl i ə, ˌzi nə- /

noun

an attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.

Nearby words

  1. xenon trioxide,
  2. xenon-133,
  3. xenoparasite,
  4. xenophanes,
  5. xenophile,
  6. xenophilic,
  7. xenophobe,
  8. xenophobia,
  9. xenophobic,
  10. xenophon

Origin of xenophilia

First recorded in 1955–60; xeno- + -philia

Related formsxen·o·phil·ic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for xenophilic

xenophilic

adj.

1974, from xenophile + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper