Etymology
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altruist (n.)

"person devoted to the welfare of others," 1842, from French altruiste; see altruism + -ist.

updated on December 27, 2016

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Definitions of altruist from WordNet

altruist (n.)
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being;
Synonyms: philanthropist
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