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Phil

[fil] /fɪl/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Philip.

phil-

1.
variant of philo- before a vowel:
philanthropy.

-phil

1.
variant of -phile:
eosinophil.

phil.

Phil.

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  • "By their improperly intelligent expression," returned Phil.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • "Not now," said Phil, patting his shoulder, with imperturbable good-nature.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Phil wants to go to Eton, but I know what Eton is: poor fellow!

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But will you promise me, Phil, whatever she says—you won't let her provoke you this day.

  • They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.

British Dictionary definitions for Phil

phil.

abbreviation
1.
philosophy
2.
philharmonic

Phil.

abbreviation
1.
Philippians
2.
Philippines
3.
Philadelphia
4.
Philharmonic
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