flexitarian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of flexible and vegetarian.

Adjective[edit]

flexitarian (comparative more flexitarian, superlative most flexitarian)

  1. (of a person) Being a flexitarian.
  2. (of food, a diet, or the like) Being what a flexitarian might eat.

Noun[edit]

flexitarian (plural flexitarians)

  1. One who is usually or primarily vegetarian, but who is not strictly so.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is sometimes used pejoratively by strict vegetarians.
  • Many strict vegetarians dislike this term, believing that one is either vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

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