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philanthropist

[fi-lan-thruh-pist]
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noun
  1. a person who practices philanthropy.

Origin of philanthropist

First recorded in 1720–30; philanthrop(y) + -ist
Related formsphi·lan·thro·pis·tic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for philanthropist

n.

1731, from philanthropy + -ist. Related: Philanthropism.

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