philanthropist

[ fi-lan-thruh-pist ]
/ fɪˈlæn θrə pɪst /

noun

a person who practices philanthropy.

Nearby words

  1. philander,
  2. philanderer,
  3. philandering,
  4. philanthrope,
  5. philanthropic,
  6. philanthropize,
  7. philanthropy,
  8. philatelist,
  9. philately,
  10. philby

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

philanthropist

n.

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

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