Definition of oenophile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːnə(ʊ)fʌɪl/
(US also enophile)


A connoisseur of wines.
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: /iːˈnɒfɪlɪst/
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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