A lover of cheese.
Other Word Forms
Origin of turophile
- Greek tūros cheese teuə- in Indo-European roots –phile
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Modern coinage; attested since 1930s. Popularized by Clifton Fadiman on American TV quiz show Information Please in 1952.
- From Ancient Greek τυρός (turos, “cheese") +"Ž -phile.