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- The hatred or fear of Wales, Welsh people or the Welsh language.
1864 March, “St. David's Day”, London Society, volume 5, number 28, page 221:
- Welshmen, as in this very case of Pistol versus Fluellen, do not always stand quiet to have their leeks knocked about their pates — so the angry Saxon adopts other, and perhaps safer modes of giving vent to his Cymrophobia.
2006 April 11, Glynne Rowlands, “Letters: Touchy about Cymrophobia”, The Guardian:
- Paradoxically, while most immigrants of other ethnic origins are welcomed and proud to be "British", Cymrophobia still persists hundreds of years after the Anglo-Saxons labelled the original Britons as "Welch", or foreigners.
2007, Mike Parker, Neighbours from Hell, ISBN 0862436117, page 11:
- To stretch the analogy further, the English are akin to a rich and powerful family in the Big House, while the Welsh hunker down in the bwthyn, on the estate's western edge. In many ways, the attitude of the English over the years has mirrored this analogy, being characterised, at best, by a pompous paternalism and, at worst, by outright condescension and outrageous Cymrophobia.