phi·​lan·​thro·​poid fə-ˈlan(t)-thrə-ˌpȯid How to pronounce philanthropoid (audio)
: a person who works for a philanthropic organization

Word History


blend of philanthropist and anthropoid

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of philanthropoid was in 1945

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“Philanthropoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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