Definition of Anglophile in US English:



  • A person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain.

    • ‘But it was as the first host of Masterpiece Theatre that Americans, and not just Anglophiles, knew him best.’
    • ‘As well as Catherine herself, the upper ranks of the nobility had prominent among them a significant number of Anglophiles, including Count Chernyshev, Count Vorontsov, and Princess Dashkava.’
    • ‘‘There are still a lot of Anglophiles around,’ one US radio plugger told me last week.’
    • ‘Francophiles and Anglophiles abound, but us Ameriphiles are quite rare.’
    • ‘Is BBC America turning us into a nation of Anglophiles?’
    • ‘Alas, a resolute Anglophile, Nasseri doesn't want France, he wants Britain.’
    • ‘‘We're Anglophiles and we just liked the traditional Georgian nature of the house,’ explained Lea Berman.’
    • ‘Adding to the charm of the series, at least for Anglophiles such as myself, is the inclusion of various familiar characters from the Saint's world.’
    • ‘Most of them had fled England to find freedom of religion, but by 1952 their descendants had forgotten old animosities and were unabashed Anglophiles.’
    • ‘Her parents were Anglophiles and sent her to London, where she studied at the Slade School, 1952-6.’
    • ‘Behind these groups, but of lesser importance, are a number of capitalists, Anglophiles, and intellectuals who believe that the future of mankind depends upon the domination of the British empire.’
    • ‘The couple, who describe themselves as Anglophiles moved to this country because they wanted their daughter to grow up here.’
    • ‘Dedicated Anglophiles, they have produced an unusual and wonderful book.’
    • ‘It will baffle Anglophiles and provide psychology majors and cinema buffs much to talk about.’
    • ‘But watch the royalists and the Anglophiles come out in droves when Chuckie arrived in Australia in a couple of weeks.’
    • ‘They headline the NME tour and like many a skinny, white American band they are committed Anglophiles.’
    • ‘Mr and Mrs Duren were Anglophiles, who spent many holidays in England, walking in the Lake District and Rutland as well as the Cotswolds.’
    • ‘There are a certain number of Americans who are Anglophiles, some of whom are influential.’
    • ‘In her new book, Penn-Nabrit describes the place as brimming with ‘moderate Democrats and compassionate conservatives, and, of course, a lot of Anglophiles.’’
    • ‘If you aren't averse to indulging a light-hearted, inspirational prison fantasy flick, Greenfingers is a worthy film for the romantics and the Anglophiles among you.’


  • Fond or admiring of England or Britain.

    • ‘While some British and Anglophile linguists denigrated American English as provincial and corrupt, Webster inverted the argument.’
    • ‘In the glut of Anglophile writing, there are a few that make the grade.’
    • ‘Also, it doesn't hurt that the Northeast is the most Anglophile part of the U.S. And the English are known for their taste for a bit of lamb pie.’
    • ‘In 1560 Elizabeth scored a crucial success in the creation of an Anglophile government in Scotland and in Mary's apparent renunciation of her rival claim in the treaty of Edinburgh.’
    • ‘Although the alliance's cause is quintessentially British, it has attracted support from wealthy Anglophile foreigners.’
    • ‘Malta has a famously Anglophile culture and, if moving there permanently, you can buy any property irrespective of value.’
    • ‘However, Jerusalem - William Blake's hauntingly Anglophile anthem - has fallen foul of the Church of Scotland hierarchy because it is seen as too much of a homage to the Auld Enemy.’
    • ‘Yet Mary's influence was not entirely dead and the Anglophile policy had its limits, as the assassinations of Moray and Lennox in 1570 and 1571 and the execution of Morton in 1581 dramatically illustrated.’
    • ‘Born Johann Heinrich Fussli, the artist received a broad and scholarly education on the Continent, aligning himself with the Anglophile scholar Johann Jacob Breitinger at an early stage.’
    • ‘The more fair-minded breed of chroniclers, who have benefited from newly released Russian documents after the Soviet collapse, do provide a less Anglophile version of history.’
    • ‘In stark contrast to the Anglophile sentiments professed to in the Daily Telegraph, the Hale interview was militantly anti-British in tone.’
    • ‘The rationality that Anglophile observers attributed to the British was not always evident to Britons themselves.’
    • ‘In 1980, 18-year-old Prince Abdullah was sent by his Anglophile father to train as a British army officer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.’
    • ‘The next morning I flew on to Bird Island where I was met by the owner Guy Savy, an Anglophile Seychellois of French extraction.’
    • ‘Normally this statement induced enthusiastic enquiries from Anglophile Americans.’
    • ‘It's a really Anglophile music community so we go down well.’
    • ‘In the relatively compressed cast of an upper-middle class family of Anglophile Indians and a few members of their township, there is quite enough material to explore ideas of the divisions within people and their cultures.’
    • ‘There seems to be a consensus, at least among Anglophile observers, that we are witnessing the greatest Test series in a quarter of a century.’
    • ‘Individually and communally they are industrious, Anglophile and delightful.’
    • ‘The world's most Anglophile country is Nigeria.’