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tree-hugger

[tree-huhg-er] /ˈtriˌhʌg ər/
noun
1.
an environmentalist, especially one concerned with preserving forests.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
Related forms
tree-hugging, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for treehugger

tree-hugger

/ˈtriːˌhʌɡə/
noun
1.
(informal, derogatory) an environmental campaigner
Word Origin
C20: from the tactic of embracing trees to prevent their being felled
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Slang definitions & phrases for treehugger

tree-hugger

noun

An environmentalist; Duck-Squeezer: TBS owner Ted Turner is a tree-hugger from way back

[late 1980s+; said to have been used of Celia Harbeck, a Chicago woman who actually hugged trees in Jackson Park to prevent their being cut down]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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