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

  • n. An admirer of Italy or of its people, language, or culture.

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  • n. An admirer of Italy or of its language, culture or people.


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  • Philip, who has been a rather smug Italophile up until now returns home defeated and dazzled by cultural difference.

    On E M Forster « Tales from the Reading Room

  • On a recent flight to Rome, I found my sleep-deprived thoughts turning to the question that has launched a thousand doctoral dissertations: Why is Hannibal Lecter an Italophile?

    Boing Boing

  • His unabashed Eurocentrism would gladden George Will's wizened heart, but he hasn't yet outed himself as a flaming Italophile.

    Boing Boing

  • And if you happen to be an Italophile, like me, then you will also relish its authenticity.

    Jay Weston: Buon Giorno MR C! Cipriani Comes to L.A., and I Have My Best Italian Meal in Years

  • I was there as the representative of Crime Scraps, as Norman (Italophile supremo) could not attend and so very kindly passed on to me his invitation.

    January 2008

  • Seven years ago, when I at long last fell in love on what I consider to surely be a permanent basis, I not only had the pleasure of keeping regular company with the travel-loving, Italophile partner of my dreams, but her large, black, curl-laden dog as well.

    Elissa Altman: Travel Unleashed: Learning Not to Sit and Stay

  • Ecco Italy if we consider the Italian part only – not the entire center with Spanish and French is an oasis for the Italophile or for anyone desiring to appreciate life a bit more through language and culture.

    2008 May 14 archive at

  • This 7 lived up to the Italophile fantasy, just the perfect combination.

    Sl��inte mhath!

  • For an Italophile wannabe like myself, Euro Caffe, unassuming in the middle of Beverly Hills, was perfetto.

    C&C: Euro Caffe

  • An Italophile and collector of ancient Roman coins, he earned a master's in Roman and Renaissance art in 2004 through Syracuse University's program in Florence.

    Archive 2005-12-01


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