Meaning of philogynist in English:


Pronunciation /fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪst/


  • A person who likes or admires women.

    ‘So for the men the next time a woman accuses you of being a misogynist you can reply "Well, actually I'm a philogynist.’
    • ‘For the human being, to my mind, is a thing of beauty in emotion, in mind and in body when given the freedom to let its imagination fly and, being a philogynist, to have this portrayed visually by women is most wonderful!’


Mid 17th century from Greek filogunēs ‘fond of women’ (from philo-‘loving’ + Greek gunē ‘woman’) + -ist.