1734, from Latin philanthropos, from Greek philanthropos "loving mankind" (see philanthropy).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for philanthrope
Philanthrope is a peach: his manner all velvet and bloom, his words sweet juice, his heart of hearts a stone.White Lies
With all this, he had a goodness of nature and disposition in so great a degree that he may be deservedly styled a philanthrope.Atrocious Judges
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