crunchy-granola

[ kruhn-chee-gruh-noh-luh ]
/ ˈkrʌn tʃi grəˈnoʊ lə /

adjective Slang.

characterized by or defining oneself by ecological awareness, liberal political views, and support or use of natural products and health foods.

Definition for crunchy granola (2 of 2)

crunchy

[ kruhn-chee ]
/ ˈkrʌn tʃi /

adjective, crunch·i·er, crunch·i·est.

crisp; brittle.
Sometimes crunchy granola. Informal. health-conscious and environmentally aware: one of those crunchy guys who insists on biking to work.

Origin of crunchy

First recorded in 1890–95; crunch + -y1
Related formscrunch·i·ly, adverbcrunch·i·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crunchy granola

crunchy


adj.

1892, from crunch + -y (2). Student slang sense of "annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues" is by 1990, short for crunchy granola (considered as natural and wholesome); not entirely pejorative at first. Related: Crunchiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper