- 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
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Related Words for xenophobefanatic, chauvinist, sectarian, diehard, doctrinaire, anti-Semite, segregationist, xenophobe
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Contemporary Examples of xenophobe
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December 7, 2013
- 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
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