flexitarian

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

WATCH NOW: You’re Not A Picky Eater, You’re Just A Flexitarian

WATCH NOW: You’re Not A Picky Eater, You’re Just A Flexitarian

Isn't it funny that we have our own word now? We're not carnivores, we're not vegetarians or vegans, we're not pescatarians, we're flexitarians ... and it sounds so fancy!

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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.

Origin of flexitarian

First recorded in 1990–95; flexi(ble) + (vege)tarian

Related forms

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

flexitarianism, noun

Word Origin for flexitarian

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