ecofreak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eco- +‎ freak

Noun[edit]

ecofreak (plural ecofreaks)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A person with a passion for protecting the natural environment; an ecological activist.
    • 1973, Daedalus: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
      The initial result of the rational ecofreak policies would be that the level of measured income would fall, or at least rise less rapidly...
    • 1999, Fred H Knelman, Every Life is a Story
      The corporate world has responded to a perceived threat to the economic order by casting the environmentalist as un-American, as an ecofreak...

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