francophile francophile  /f ˈræŋ kə ˌfaɪl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an admirer of France and everything French

Usage(s):

  • To Yale last week went Princeton's learned francophile, Dean Christian Gauss, to speak at the annual banquet of Yale's Daily News.

News

  1. Putin’s Central Banker Nabiullina Recites Verlaine as Regulator

    Vladimir Putin is handing the keys of his central bank to a poetry-loving Francophile who pays homage to the victims of Russia’s totalitarian past.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Spritz Your Room With an Oversize Perfume

    The ultradeluxe French candle company Cire Trudon has been scenting the air with their decadent candles since 1643. Various French nobles including Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette were dedicated clients. And renowned francophile Sofia Coppola made sure to use them (you know, for historical accuracy) in Marie Antoinette. Now the company has ... More »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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Quotes

  1. "I guess you could say [I'm a Francophile] a little bit," Jones said. "I grew up taking French classes, that type of stuff, so to be there in Paris was something special. There's a lot of things people don't know about me. That's one, the...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Cobi Jones Source: ESPN

  2. "I'm a big Europhile and a big Francophile. Montreal is also a very ambitious festival," says Izzard, on a cellphone this week en route to a 9 pm gig at West Hollywood's Coronet Theater. "I don't suppose people from Europe would assume...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Eddie Izzard Source: Globe and Mail

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