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flexitarian

[flek-si-tair-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to flexitarians or their diet: a flexitarian cookbook.
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Origin of flexitarian

First recorded in 1990–95; flexi(ble) + (vege)tarian
Related formsflex·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flexitarian

flexitarian

noun
  1. a person who eats a predominantly vegetarian diet, but who eats meat or fish occasionally
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a flexitarianflexitarian fare
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Derived Formsflexitarianism, noun

Word Origin

C21: from flexi (ble) + (vege) tarian
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