tree hugger

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tree hugger (plural tree huggers)

  1. (slang, pejorative) An environmental campaigner, especially one who aims to restrict logging.
    • 1960, Kalle Päätalo (translation by Richard A. Impola), Our Daily Bread, page 259:
      "Let's go now, tree-hugger," gasped one of them. "The show's over. Everybody beat it," ordered the other.
  2. (slang) A hippie.