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autophile (plural autophiles)
- An automobile enthusiast.
2007 July 19, Virginia Heffernan, “A Congregation Gathers to Worship the Shiny Hot Rod”, in New York Times:
- The autophiles hang around a big, fluorescent-lighted garage with cars on cinder blocks, ostensibly in competition for a job, and they talk to the camera in between sessions at the sander or other machines.