vegan

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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) Not containing animal products (meat, eggs, milk, leather, etc) or inherently involving animal exploitation.
    Fruits, vegetables and seeds are vegan but meat and horse-riding are not.
    He eats a completely vegan diet.
    This chocolate cake is vegan.
  2. (of a person) Committed to avoiding any product or practice that inherently exploits animals.
    This person is not vegan as they eat eggs and wear 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 exploitation, including all foods containing animal products, and to abstaining from direct and intentional harm to animals as far as possible; an adherent to veganism.

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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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  • IPA(key): /veˈɡaːn/
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  • Rhymes: -aːn

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vegan (comparative veganer, superlative am vegansten)

  1. vegan

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Borrowed from English vegan.

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

  1. a vegan

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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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 m (plural vegans or vegan)

  1. A vegan.

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Swedish[edit]

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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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