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A person who is obsessed with British culture is an Anglophile. Is there a word for a person who is obsessed with American culture (that is, the United States)?

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Americanophile, according to Merriam Webster:

a person who greatly admires or favors America or things from American culture

The word is also listen in the Oxford Dictionary Online.

Attribution:"Americanophile." Merriam-Webster. Accessed April 09, 2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americanophile.

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    Was just about to answer this :) – JBis Apr 9 '18 at 0:11
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    Thank you! I'm embarrassed by how obvious the answer was ... – Anna K. Apr 9 '18 at 0:22
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    Nothing to be embarrassed about considering how uncommon this word is. There may be a better one out there still. – Thilo Apr 9 '18 at 6:36
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    I see many google results for Yankophile, but it's more slang-y. – Dylan Brams Apr 9 '18 at 7:22
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    @DylanBrams feel free to add that as an answer. – JJ for Transparency and Monica Apr 9 '18 at 13:04

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