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 (frăng′kə-fīl′) also Fran·co·phil (-fĭl′)
A person who admires France, its people, or its culture.

Fran′co·phile′ adj.
Fran′co·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə) n.


(ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl) or sometimes not capital


a person who admires France and the French
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French


(ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl)

also Fran•co•phil


1. friendly to or admiring of France or the French.
2. a person who is friendly to or admiring of France or the French.
Fran•co•phil•i•a (ˌfræŋ kəˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə) n.


a person with a fondness for France and things French.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
See also: France


Someone who admires France, its culture, or its people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Francophile - an admirer of France and everything French
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"


[ˈfræŋkəʊfaɪl] Nfrancófilo/a m/f


[ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl] nfrancofilo/a
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