xenophobe

[ zen-uh-fohb, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌfoʊb, ˈzi nə- /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. xenoparasite,
  2. xenophanes,
  3. xenophile,
  4. xenophilia,
  5. xenophilic,
  6. xenophobia,
  7. xenophobic,
  8. xenophon,
  9. xenophthalmia,
  10. xenopsylla

Origin of xenophobe

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

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British Dictionary definitions for xenophobe

xenophobe

/ (ˈzɛnəˌfəʊb) /

noun

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

xenophobe

n.

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

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