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

  • n. One who admires Germany, its people, and its culture.

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  • n. Someone who admires Germany, its culture, cuisine, history or people.


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  • 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.

    Glyndebourne's Epic Adventure

  • Are 'ardent Francophile' and 'ardent Germanophile' Private Eye-type euphemisms?

    The Situation of the Classical Roman Rite in Ireland, two years after Summorum Pontificum

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • 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.

    Elizabeth Schwarzkopf

  • "An Anglo-Saxon is already half a Saxon" was one Germanophile saying. GODLESS LINGUISTICS.

  • Since he was only a spectator, everything had the inevitable effect of making him Germanophile because, though not really French, he lived in France.

    Time Regained

  • Germanophile and other avowals, people in his company such as

    Time Regained

  • Finally M. de Charlus had a still further reason for being the Germanophile he was.

    Time Regained

  • 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.

    Time Regained

  • Mounting body of historical evidence indicates most Germanophile bigwig among Italians, not Duce, but Pope.

    'The Memory of Justice': An Exchange


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