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 History of this Word

"franco" is from "franci" (the French) used by writers in Italy during 600-1500 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
francophone
francophobe

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grammar is modifier

"franco-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "France" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

franco- illustration The Franco-German Council meets twice a year to intensify an exchange of views between both countries.
franco- illustration The old Francophile smoothed his cuffs and regarded a plate of food covered in chocolate sauce