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.

    Matthew Yglesias » The European Bogeyman

  • 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.

    Ring Dings, From the Heart

  • The "tomorrow his tour takes him to France" line is, of course, a thinly-coded appeal to the idiot zenophobe/Francophobe base.

    McCain Jokes About Obama's Overseas Trip And Press Coverage

  • 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!

    Some Strange Spring Break

  • This campaign of Francophobe fibbing eventually contaminated the White House press briefings.

    Think Progress » January 2005: Gonzales Said Bush Did Not ‘Authorize Actions’ In Contravention of Our Criminal Statutes

  • 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)."

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • And since the rival who had commissioned "Saint Jeanne" was a profound Francophobe ....

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • The Francophobe -- Francophile believes that about France.

    Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea

  • 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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