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phil- British & World English

Variant spelling of philo- shortened before a vowel or h (as in philanthrope, philharmonic).

-phil British & World English

Having a chemical affinity for a substance

Phil. British & World English

Epistle to the Philippians (in biblical references)

Phil. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Epistle to the Philippians

philo- British & World English

Denoting a liking for a specified thing

phil- in philo- British & World English

Denoting a liking for a specified thing

Collins, Phil British & World English

(1951-), British rock musician and singer; full name Philip David Charles Collins. His many hits include “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1982) and “Sussudio” (1985)

Donahue, Phil British & World English

(1935-), US talk show host; full name Phillip John Donahue. He began his televised “Phil Donahue Show” in 1967 and retired in 1996

Esposito, Phil British & World English

(1942-), Canadian ice hockey player; full name Philip Anthony Esposito. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks 1964–67, the Boston Bruins 1967–75, and the New York Rangers 1975–81. Hockey Hall of Fame (1984)

Spector, Phil British & World English

(B.1940), American record producer and songwriter; born Harvey Phillip Spector. He pioneered a ‘wall of sound’ style, using echo and tape loops, and had a succession of hit recordings in the 1960s with groups such as the Ronettes and the Crystals. In 2009 he was convicted of murdering the actress Lana Clarkson


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