philanthropoid

noun
phi·​lan·​thro·​poid | \ fə-ˈlan(t)-thrə-ˌpȯid How to pronounce philanthropoid (audio) \

Definition of philanthropoid

: a person who works for a philanthropic organization

First Known Use of philanthropoid

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for philanthropoid

blend of philanthropist and anthropoid

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“Philanthropoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/philanthropoid. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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