Definition of oenophile in English:


Syllabification: oe·no·phile
Pronunciation: /ˈēnəˌfīl
(also enophile)


  • A connoisseur of wines.
    More example sentences
    • But could you call yourself an oenophile if you still had to point to the wine list and grunt at the sommelier, ‘That one’?
    • Many are the oenophiles who spent the better part of an evening ignoring their guests while reading the wine book.
    • Winters thinks St. George can make inroads with oenophiles, so he'll hit wine tastings, too.



Pronunciation: /ēˈnäfəlist/
More example sentences
  • My father-in-law is an oenophilist and he always has wine that we would never buy as they are way too expensive.


1930s: from Greek oinos 'wine' + -phile.

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