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  • n. A person, of any gender, who loves women, or who is sexually attracted to women.


gyne- + -phile, from gynephilia (Wiktionary)


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  • There's also the word philogynist--basically a reverse of this word. :-)

    February 28, 2007

  • If a misogynist hates women, and a gynephobe is afraid of women, is gynephile the word to describe those who neither hate or fear women, but who love or dote on women?

    February 28, 2007