Definition of Francophile in English:

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Francophile

Pronunciation: /ˈfraŋkə(ʊ)fʌɪl/

noun

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.

Derivatives

Francophilia

Pronunciation: /fraŋkə(ʊ)ˈfɪliə/
noun
Example sentences
  • Today is Bastille Day - and that means our Francophilia is at an all time high.
  • She didn't share her father's Francophilia.
  • The next time we go, we will be accompanied by our now-14-month-old son, and we can't wait to share our Francophilia with him!
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