Francophile



[frang-kuh-fahyl] /ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl/

adjective
1.
friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French.
noun
2.
a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French.
/ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who admires France and the French
adjective
2.
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French
adj.

1875, from Franco- + -phile. “A newspaper word” [OED]. Its opposite, Francophobe, is recorded from 1890 (implied in Francophobic; Francophobia is from 1862).

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