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oenophile

[ee-nuh-fahyl] /ˈi nəˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who enjoys wines, usually as a connoisseur.
Also, oenophilist
[ee-nof-uh-list] /iˈnɒf ə lɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French < Greek oîn(os) wine + -o- -o- + French -phile -phile
Related forms
oenophilia
[ee-nuh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌi nəˈfɪl i ə/ (Show IPA),
noun
oenophilic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oenophilia

oenophile

/ˈiːnəˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a lover or connoisseur of wines
Word Origin
C20: from Greek oinos wine + -phile
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Contemporary definitions for oenophilia
noun

a love for wine

Word Origin

oenos 'wine'

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Word Origin and History for oenophilia

oenophile

n.

1930 (as an adjective 1900), probably from French oenophile, from Greek oinos "wine" (see wine) + -phile.

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