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ecofreak

[ ek-oh-freek, ee-koh- ]
/ ˈɛk oʊˌfrik, ˈi koʊ- /
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noun Slang: Often Disparaging.

a zealous or overly zealous environmentalist or preservationist.

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Origin of ecofreak

First recorded in 1965–70; eco- + freak1

usage note for ecofreak

This term is often used with disparaging intent, as shown in contexts where the person is being described as too extreme, hypocritical, impractical, etc.
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