crunchy granola

crunchy-granola

[kruhn-chee-gruh-noh-luh]
adjective Slang.
characterized by or defining oneself by ecological awareness, liberal political views, and support or use of natural products and health foods.
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crunchy

[kruhn-chee]
adjective, crunchier, crunchiest.
1.
crisp; brittle.
2.
Sometimes, crunchy granola. Informal. health-conscious and environmentally aware: one of those crunchy guys who insists on biking to work.

Origin:
1890–95; crunch + -y1

crunchily, adverb
crunchiness, noun
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crunchy
1892, from crunch. Student slang sense of "annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues" is 1980s, short for crunchy granola; not entirely pejorative at first.
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