vegan

[vee-guh n, vey-]
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noun
  1. a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.
  2. a person who does not use any animal products, as leather or wool.
adjective
  1. of or relating to vegans or their practices: vegan shoes made of synthetic leather.

Origin of vegan

1940–45; veg(etari)an
Related formsve·gan·ism, noun
Can be confusedvegan vegetarian
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Related Words for vegan

vegan, fruitarian, herbivorous

Examples from the Web for vegan

Contemporary Examples of vegan

Historical Examples of vegan

  • “Not to look for trouble,” the Vegan girl said in a frightened voice.

    Equation of Doom

    Gerald Vance

  • Margot Dennison looked at the frightened Vegan girl and smiled.

    Equation of Doom

    Gerald Vance

  • The man was wearing Vegan clothes, but he wasn't Bart's father.

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • But from what you say, I'd rather be in bed with a rattler than have a treaty with a Vegan.

    Upstarts

    L. J. Stecher

  • "Oh, I didn't mean you in particular," the Vegan said with a negligent wave.

    Upstarts

    L. J. Stecher


British Dictionary definitions for vegan

vegan

noun
  1. a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose
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Word Origin and History for vegan
n.

1944, from vegetable (n.) + -an; coined by Donald Watson to distinguish those who abstain from all animal products (eggs, cheese, etc.) from those who merely refuse to eat the animals.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper