francophilia

Francophile

[frang-kuh-fahyl]
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.
Also, Francophil [frang-kuh-fil] .


Origin:
1885–90; Franco- + -phile

Francophilia [frang-kuh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] , noun
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Francophile or (sometimes not capital) Francophil (ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl, ˈfræŋkəʊfɪl)
 
n
1.  a person who admires France and the French
 
adj
2.  marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French
 
Francophil or (sometimes not capital) Francophil
 
n
 
adj

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Francophile
1889, from Franco- + -phile. A newspaper word [OED]. Its opposite, Francophobe, is recorded from 1891.
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