[ zen-uh-fohb, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌfoʊb, ˈzi nə- /
Save This Word!
a person who fears or hates foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.
a person who fears or dislikes the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different.
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Words nearby xenophobe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
How to use xenophobe in a sentence
Spencer, likewise, calls him “my colleague” and has defended him against accusations of being a xenophobe.
Yet Anders Gravers is in fact a bona fide xenophobe whose views are antithetical to freedom.
British Dictionary definitions for xenophobe
/ (ˈzɛnəˌfəʊb) /
a person who hates or fears foreigners or strangers
Word Origin for xenophobe
C20: from Greek, from xeno- + -phobe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012