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A person who dislikes or fears France, its people, or its culture.

Fran′co·phobe′, Fran′co·pho′bic adj.
Fran′co·pho′bi·a n.


n (sometimes not capital)
1. a person who hates or despises France or its people
2. Canadian a person who hates or fears Canadian Francophones


(ˈfræŋ kəˌfoʊb)

1. Also, Fran`co•pho′bic. fearful of or disliking France or the French.
2. a person who fears or dislikes France or the French.
Fran`co•pho′bi•a, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Francophobe - a person who hates France and everything French
hater - a person who hates


[ˈfræŋkəʊfəʊb] Nfrancófobo/a m/f
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