A person who is fond of or greatly admires France or the French: I’m a committed Francophile [as modifier]: ordinary aspects of Provençal life which Francophile Brits find so fascinating
More example sentences
- I remember working years ago with a challenging client who kept rejecting brochure designs for a Francophile real estate development because they ‘weren't French enough.’
- At their head was Winston Churchill, a lifelong Francophile with a deep admiration for French military prowess.
- For Francophiles looking for a big-picture look at French society, there are rich details to be had here about government, education, economics and the unique perspective of the French.
Definition of Francophile in:
- The US English dictionary