Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person attracted to that which is foreign, especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.

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  • n. A person infatuated with foreign people and culture.
  • n. A person very interested in celebrating people's differences.

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Examples

  • The vegetation consists of xenophile forests mixed with palm savannas.

    Humid Chaco

  • "You need a girl who's a xenophile, not a xenophobe."

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Even though they looked almost human, the Nevisians would no doubt have plenty of fascinating differences to intrigue a xenophile like Uhura.

    Mudd in Your Eye

  • They were implied to be perverted xenophile lovers, out to sabotage humanity's genetic purity through genetic admixture.

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  • Ethan Zuckerman writes a great piece about how Paul Simon's Graceland album came to be, with some of the historical context, backstory and being a xenophile.

    Pitos Blog» Pito Salas blogs about technology, life and everything

  • As a confirmed xenophile, my inner adolescent wants to say, “What’s the point?”

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It was becoming plainer and plainer that Lyneea wasn’t Imprima’s biggest xenophile.

    FORTUNE’S LIGHT

  • Well, you saw for yourself that she's no xenophile. "

    Ringworld

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  • "Xenophiles are people who are fascinated by the whole world, by things other than their ordinary experience. They’re people who want to connect with people who see the world very differently."

    Ethan Zuckermann, founder of Geekcorps and Global Voices Online

    September 29, 2008

  • Better than a xenophobe

    September 18, 2007