[zen-uh-fohb, zee-nuh-]


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.

Origin of xenophobe

1910–15; xeno- “foreign, strange” + -phobe “one who fears or hates”
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a person who hates or fears foreigners or strangers

Word Origin for xenophobe

C20: from Greek, from xeno- + -phobe
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Word Origin and History for xenophobe

1897, from xeno- "foreign, strange" + -phobe. As an adjective from 1908.

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