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[frang-kuh-fahyl] /ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl/

friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French.
a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French.
a person who admires France and the French
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French

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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