philanthropoid
noun Etymology: blend of philanthropist and anthropoid Date: 1945 a person who works for a philanthropic organization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • philanthropoid — ☆ philanthropoid [fə lan′thrə poid΄ ] n. 〚jocular blend /span> PHILANTHROP(IST) + (ANTHROP)OID〛 Informal any of the executive officers of various philanthropic foundations * * * …   Universalium

  • philanthropoid — ☆ philanthropoid [fə lan′thrə poid΄ ] n. [jocular blend < PHILANTHROP(IST) + (ANTHROP)OID] Informal any of the executive officers of various philanthropic foundations …   English World dictionary

  • philanthropoid — noun An administrative employee at a philanthropic organisation. The philanthropoid needs intelligence, imagination, flexibility, and a large streak of unselfishness …   Wiktionary

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  • patron — I patron, patroness (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. customer; benefactor, supporter; saint, defender, backer, angel. See purchase, friend. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who provides support] Syn. philanthropist, sponsor, benefactor,… …   English dictionary for students

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