tree hugger

tree-hugger

[tree-huhg-er]
noun
an environmentalist, especially one concerned with preserving forests.

Origin:
1985–90

tree-hugging, adjective
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tree-hugger (ˈtriːˌhʌɡə)
 
n
informal, derogatory an environmental campaigner
 
[C20: from the tactic of embracing trees to prevent their being felled]

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