ecoterrorist

[ ek-oh-ter-er-ist, ee-koh‐ ]
/ ˌɛk oʊˈtɛr ər ɪst, ˌi koʊ‐ /

noun

one who commits ecotage; monkey-wrencher.

Nearby words

  1. ecosystem services,
  2. ecotage,
  3. ecotarian,
  4. ecotaxis,
  5. ecotecture,
  6. ecotone,
  7. ecotourism,
  8. ecotropic virus,
  9. ecotype,
  10. ecowas

Origin of ecoterrorist

First recorded in 1980–85

Related formsec·o·ter·ror·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ecoterrorist

ecoterrorist

/ (ˈiːkəʊˌtɛrərɪst) /

noun

a person who uses violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims

Word Origin for ecoterrorist

C20: from eco- + terrorist

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