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PHILANTHROPIST
PHILANTHROPIST, n. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.
PHILISTINE
PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean More…
PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHY, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
PHOENIX
PHOENIX, n. The classical prototype of the modern "small hot bird."
PHONOGRAPH
PHONOGRAPH, n. An irritating toy that restores life to dead noises.
PHOTOGRAPH
PHOTOGRAPH, n. A picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.
PHRENOLOGY
PHRENOLOGY, n. The science of picking the pocket through the scalp. It consists in locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with.
PHYSICIAN
PHYSICIAN, n. One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.
PHYSIOGNOMY
PHYSIOGNOMY, n. The art of determining the character of another by the resemblances and differences between his face and our own, which is the standard of excellence. "There is More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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