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A person who is fearful or contemptuous of people who speak Spanish or of places where Spanish is spoken.

His·pan′o·pho′bi·a n.
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[hɪsˈpænəʊfəʊb] Nhispanófobo/a m/f
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Focusing on the English representation of "an Iberia unified as an empire of 'the Spains'" (after its 1580 annexation of Portugal and its overseas possessions), Griffin argues that England pressed anti-Catholic and Hispanophobe rhetoric on its public in part to seem accomplished with what it lacked--Protestant nationhood and empire--and to offset morally Spain's Catholic stronghold in the New World.
By the end of his study Griffin places Shakespeare squarely in the Hispanophobe camp: "Shakespeare himself seems less saintly, more darkly political than we imagined, certainly more English, yet strangely familiar" (206).