flexitarianism

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A combination of flexible + vegetarian + -ism. The earliest known use of the term occurred in the October 17, 1992, issue of the Austin American-Statesman, article by Linda Anthony, Acorn serves up 'flexitarian fare'.

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flexitarianism (uncountable)

  1. (US) The practice of eating mainly vegetarian food, but making occasional exceptions for social, pragmatic, cultural, or nutritional reasons.

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