American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who admires Germany, its people, and its culture.
- n. Someone who admires Germany, its culture, cuisine, history or people.
“An enthusiastic Germanophile who often dressed in Lederhosen, he made frequent pilgrimages to Bayreuth, and his archive abounds with Wagnerian pianola rolls, librettos and programs.”
“Are 'ardent Francophile' and 'ardent Germanophile' Private Eye-type euphemisms?”
“Winifred, an English girl, brought up in an orphanage in East Grinstead, married at the age of eighteen to the son of Germany's most controversial genius, is a passionate Germanophile, a Wagnerian dreamer, a Teutonic patriot.”
“Though he was an Englishman, Legge was a Germanophile who built EMI up by signing a number of German artists who were being semi-boycotted by other companies after the war: Schwarzkopf, Herbert Von Karajan, and William Furtwangler among others.”
“An Anglo-Saxon is already half a Saxon" was one Germanophile saying.”
“Since he was only a spectator, everything had the inevitable effect of making him Germanophile because, though not really French, he lived in France.”
“Germanophile and other avowals, people in his company such as”
“Finally M. de Charlus had a still further reason for being the Germanophile he was.”
“If poor Brichot, like Norpois, was judged with little indulgence by M. de Charlus (because the latter was at once extremely acute and, unconsciously, more or less Germanophile) he was actually treated much worse by the Verdurins.”
“Mounting body of historical evidence indicates most Germanophile bigwig among Italians, not Duce, but Pope.”
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