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-phil US English

Having a chemical affinity for a substance

phil- US English

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

Phil. US English


philo- US English

Denoting a liking for a specified thing

phil- in philo- US English

Denoting a liking for a specified thing

Collins, Phil US 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 US 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 US 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 US English

(1940-), US record producer and songwriter; full name 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 actress Lana Clarkson (1962–2003)

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