philosophe

[ fil-uh-sof, fil-uh-zof; French fee-law-zawf ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; French fi lɔˈzɔf /
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noun, plural phil·o·sophes [fil-uh-sofs, fil-uh-zofs; French fee-law-zawf] /ˈfɪl əˌsɒfs, ˌfɪl əˈzɒfs; French fi lɔˈzɔf/.

any of the popular French intellectuals or social philosophers of the 18th century, as Diderot, Rousseau, or Voltaire.
a philosophaster.

Nearby words

  1. philopena,
  2. philophobia,
  3. philoprogenitive,
  4. philos.,
  5. philosophaster,
  6. philosopher,
  7. philosopher king,
  8. philosopher kings,
  9. philosopher's stone,
  10. philosopher-king

Origin of philosophe

Borrowed into English from French around 1770–80

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