vegan

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English[edit]

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Clipping of vegetarian or vegetable, 1944.[1] Coined by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society and first appeared in The Vegan News.[2]

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vegan (not comparable)

  1. (of a product or practice, especially food) Not containing animal products (meat, eggs, milk, leather, etc) or inherently involving animal use.
    He eats a completely vegan diet.
    This chocolate cake is vegan.
    • 1975 March 21, Judy Klemesrud, “Vegetarianism: Growing Way of Life, Especially Among the Young”, in The New York Times[3], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Is their way of eating healthy and safe? Doctors and nutritionists generally give an almost unqualified “yes” to lacto‐ovo vegetarianism, but express some doubts about vegan diets.
    • 2021 May 18, Jack Ewing; Lauren Hirsch, “The Big Money Is Going Vegan”, in The New York Times[4], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The interest of heavyweight investors is confirmation that vegan food has gone mainstream, but it could also make it harder for Oatly to maintain its anti-establishment image.
  2. (of a person) Committed to avoiding any product or practice that inherently involves animal use.
    She is not vegan as she eats eggs and wears leather.
  3. Relating to vegans or veganism. [from 1944]
    Yesterday I went to a vegan party.
    She is interested in vegan philosophy.

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vegan (plural vegans)

  1. A person who does not eat, drink or otherwise consume any animal products [from 1944]
  2. A person committed to avoiding products and practices that inherently involve animal use, including all foods containing animal products, and to abstaining from direct and intentional harm to animals as far as possible; an adherent to veganism.
    Our vegan-friendly shaving brush is made with synthetic bristles instead of badger hair.

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  1. ^ Donald Watson (1965), “The Early History of the Vegan Movement”, in The Vegan[1], issue Autumn, pages 5–7
  2. ^ Donald Watson (November 1944), “Wanted – A Name”, in The Vegan News[2], issue 1, page 2:
    We should all consider carefully what our Group, and our magazine, and ourselves, shall be called. 'Non-dairy' has become established as a generally understood colloquialism, but like 'non-lacto' it is too negative. Moreover it does not imply that we are opposed to the use of eggs as food. We need a name that suggests what we do eat, and if possible one that conveys the idea that even with all animal foods taboo, Nature still offers us a bewildering assortment from which to choose. 'Vegetarian' and 'Fruitarian' are already associated with societies that allow the 'fruits'(!) of cows and fowls, therefore it seems we must make a new and appropriate word. As this first issue of our periodical had to be named, I have used the title "The Vegan News". Should we adopt this, our diet will soon become known as a VEGAN diet, and we should aspire to the rank of VEGANS. Members' suggestions will be welcomed. The virtue of having a short title is best known to those of us who, as secretaries of vegetarian societies have to type or write the word vegetarian thousands of times a year!
  3. 3.0 3.1 vegan” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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vegan m

  1. vegan (veganism supporter)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English vegan.

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vegan (strong nominative masculine singular veganer, comparative veganer, superlative am vegansten)

  1. vegan
    • 2014, Boris Gromodka; Sabine Eichhorst, Veggie Family: Unser neues Leben ohne Fleisch[5], Bastei Lübbe, →ISBN:
      Außerdem leben wir in Frankfurt-Bornheim in der mutmaßlich vegansten Gegend Deutschlands: Im Umkreis von einem Quadratkilometer gibt es einen veganen Supermarkt und vier herkömmliche Supermärkte, deren vegetarisches und veganes Angebot ständig wächst, sogar Aldi hat Veggieburger, Sojadrinks und Tofuwürstchen im Sortiment.
      In addition, we live in Frankfurt-Bornheim in what is probably the most vegan area in Germany: within a square kilometer there is a vegan supermarket and four conventional supermarkets, who's vegetarian and vegan range is constantly growing, even Aldi has veggie burgers, soy drinks and tofu sausages in its range.
    • 2021 November 6, Andreas Rüttenauer, “Zertifikatehandel mit dem Klimagewissen: Schweinsbraten gegen Waschnüsse”, in Die Tageszeitung: taz[6], ISSN 0931-9085:
      An der nächsten Straßenecke ist ein Start-up, das veganes Hundefutter vertreibt. So ist das heute wohl, denke ich und ergötze mich am Wohlklang, den das Zermalmen der Schweinsbratenkruste verursacht.
      On the next street corner is a start-up that sells vegan dog food. That's the way it is today but I prefer the sound of crushing the roast pork crust.

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  • vegan” in Duden online
  • vegan” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English vegan, a clipping of either vegetarian or vegetable. Coined by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society and first appeared in The Vegan News.

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vegan m (definite singular veganen, indefinite plural veganer, definite plural veganene)

  1. a vegan

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Borrowed from English vegan.

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vegan m (definite singular veganen, indefinite plural veganar, definite plural veganane)

  1. a vegan

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vegan c

  1. vegan, person who does not use animal products.

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Declension of vegan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vegan veganen veganer veganerna
Genitive vegans veganens veganers veganernas

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