Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who is fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or of people from different countries or cultures.

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  • noun One who fears that which is unknown; one who fears people who are different from oneself, especially in the case of foreign people

Etymologies

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From xeno- + -phobe. From Ancient Greek ξένος (xenos, "foreign, strange"), + Ancient Greek φόβος (phobos, "fear").

Examples

  • Why aren't you called a xenophobe, a racist, a whatever?

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2007

  • One would be more inclined to speak on issues such as immigration without feeling inhibited by the thought of being labelled a xenophobe or a racist.

    Abuse Of Returning British Soldiers Reminder Of Problems In UK « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • One would be more inclined to speak on issues such as immigration without feeling inhibited by the thought of being labelled a xenophobe or a racist.

    2009 May 29 « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • Than Shwe has been called a xenophobe, described as extremely unwilling to take criticism and reportedly grows enraged at the mention of the name Aung San Suu Kyi.

    ‘We’ve Missed Opportunities’

  • Pim Fortuyn warned about all this in his book "Against the Islamitization of our culture," and was called a xenophobe and a total rightwinger, which he was NOT!

    Muslim youth riot in Amsterdam....

  • Perhaps McCain is realizing that if you're going to be called a xenophobe no matter what your position is, you might as well court the voters who want a more secure border.

    HolyCoast.com

  • "Sure, I've been called a xenophobe," Kenny reflected in one of the few printable passages from the memoir-on-tape he listened to in his car.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • We may not always agree but, for the most part, the conversation is good, the beer cold and I don't walk away frustrated from being called a xenophobe or racist after every other point.

    Lone Star Times

  • "Sure, I've been called a xenophobe," Kenny reflected in one of the few printable passages from the memoir-on-tape he listened to in his car.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • "Sure, I've been called a xenophobe," Kenny reflected in one of the few printable passages from the memoir-on-tape he listened to in his car.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

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