[<< wiktionary] philanthropoid
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
philanthropy +‎ -oid


=== Noun ===
philanthropoid (plural philanthropoids)

(informal) An administrative employee at a philanthropic organisation.
1967, Warren Weaver, George Wells Beadle, U.S. philanthropic foundations
The philanthropoid needs intelligence, imagination, flexibility, and a large streak of unselfishness.
1983, Rael Jean Isaac, Erich Isaac, The coercive utopians: social deception by America's power players (page 206)
I'm not playing the role of the hard-headed tycoon who thinks all philanthropoids are Socialists and all university professors are Communists.