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philogyny

[fi-loj-uh-nee] /fɪˈlɒdʒ ə ni/
noun
1.
love of or liking for women.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Greek philogynía. See philo-, gyny
Related forms
philogynist, noun
philogynous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for philogyny

philogyny

/fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪ/
noun
1.
(rare) fondness for women Compare misogyny
Derived Forms
philogynist, noun
philogynous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek philogunia, from philo- + gunē woman
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