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flexitarian

[flek-si-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌflɛk sɪˈtɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to flexitarians or their diet:
a flexitarian cookbook.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; flexi(ble) + (vege)tarian
Related forms
flexitarianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flexitarian

flexitarian

/ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who eats a predominantly vegetarian diet, but who eats meat or fish occasionally
adjective
2.
of or relating to a flexitarian flexitarian fare
Derived Forms
flexitarianism, noun
Word Origin
C21: from flexi(ble) + (vege)tarian
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Contemporary definitions for flexitarian
noun

a vegetarian who is flexible enough to occasionally eat meat or fish

Word Origin

1992; blend of flexible + vegetarian

Usage Note

flexitarian, adj

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Slang definitions & phrases for flexitarian

flexitarian

noun

A vegetarian who is flexible enough to occasionally eat meat or fish •Also an adjective

[1992+; blend of flexible + vegetarian]


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