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flexitarian

[ flek-si-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌflɛk sɪˈtɛər i ən /
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noun
a person whose diet is mostlyvegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.
adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM flexitarian

flex·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flexitarian

flexitarian
/ (ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən) /

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

Derived forms of flexitarian

flexitarianism, noun

Word Origin for flexitarian

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