veganism

vegan

[vee-guhn]
noun
a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.

Origin:
1940–45; veg(etari)an

veganism, noun

vegan, vegetarian.
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vegan (ˈviːɡən)
 
n
a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose

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vegan
1944, from vegetable (n.) + -an; coined by Donald Watson to distinguish those who abstain from all animal products (eggs, cheese, etc.) from those who merely refuse to eat the animals.
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