flexitarian

[ flek-si-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌflɛk sɪˈtɛər i ən /

noun

a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.

adjective

of or relating to flexitarians or their diet: a flexitarian cookbook.

Nearby words

  1. flexible spending account,
  2. flexible-rate mortgage,
  3. flexicurity,
  4. flexile,
  5. flexion,
  6. flexitime,
  7. flexner,
  8. flexner's bacillus,
  9. flexner, abraham,
  10. flexo

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

/ (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 Formsflexitarianism, noun

Word Origin for flexitarian

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

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