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an avid fan of Star Trek science fiction, television shows, and films; by extension, a person interested in space travel; also called Trekker's 21st Century Lexicon
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1888, South African, "party of trekkers" (see trek). Meaning "fan of the television program 'Star Trek' " attested by 1976.

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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.
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