philanthropoid

noun
phi·lan·thro·poid | \fə-ˈlan(t)-thrə-ˌpȯid \

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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