[ vee-guh n, vey- ]
/ ˈvi gən, ˈveɪ- /


a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.
a person who does not use any animal products, as leather or wool.


of or relating to vegans or their practices: vegan shoes made of synthetic leather.

Origin of vegan

1940–45; veg(etari)an

Related forms

ve·gan·ism, noun

Can be confused

vegan vegetarian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vegan


/ (ˈviːɡən) /


a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose
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