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

  • n. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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



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