Definitions

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

  • suffix One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: audiophile.
  • suffix Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: Francophile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving" and "friendly", or "lover" and "friend".

Etymologies

New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin -phila, from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, "dear, beloved"). (Wiktionary)

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