Phillips

adjective
Phil·​lips | \ ˈfi-ləps How to pronounce Phillips (audio) \

Definition of Phillips

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of, relating to, or being a screw having a head with a cross slot or the corresponding screwdriver

Phillips

biographical name (1)
Phil·​lips | \ ˈfi-ləps How to pronounce Phillips (audio) \

Definition of Phillips (Entry 2 of 3)

Wendell 1811–1884 American orator and reformer

Phillips

biographical name (2)

Definition of Phillips (Entry 3 of 3)

William D(aniel) 1948–     American physicist

First Known Use of Phillips

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Phillips

Adjective

from Phillips, a trademark, from Henry M. Phillips †1958 American engineer

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The first known use of Phillips was in 1935

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“Phillips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phillips. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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