from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who dislikes or fears France, its people, or its culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who dislikes France, the French, or French culture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a person who hates or fears France, French culture, or the French people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is possessed with a morbid fear of the French.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who hates France and everything French
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On France: I was a Francophobe before Francophobia was cool, but I actually had a splendid few days in France, surrounded by helpful strangers who were entirely accommodating to my recollection of 2 years of French, taken 15 years previous.
I'm not some sort of Francophobe; Mr. Bonnet shared his aversion with me when I visited the factory in Sunset Park last week to make heart-shaped Ring Dings with him.
The "tomorrow his tour takes him to France" line is, of course, a thinly-coded appeal to the idiot zenophobe/Francophobe base.
Weirder than anything you've seen on "Cops," scarier than the Sci Fi Channel, more changes of plans than "Trading Spaces," more Francophobe comments than "National Lampoon's European Vacation": welcome to Spring Break '03!
This campaign of Francophobe fibbing eventually contaminated the White House press briefings.
This good fortune is attributed to the owner, Mrs. Viola Vickham, an avowed Francophobe who refused to buy or serve any French imports, including the infamous "adverse cam(em)ber(t)."
And since the rival who had commissioned "Saint Jeanne" was a profound Francophobe ....
The Francophobe -- Francophile believes that about France.
Instead the Emperor now turned to listen to his Francophobe minister Wratislaw and his Quartermaster-General, Mack, who had “imbibed the true essence of the French national spirit” and preached that “in war the object is to beat the enemy, not merely to avoid being beaten.”
Unbelievably, this quelled the Francophobe anger, though Benn would later mutter about how ridiculous the whole mess was in his memoirs.
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