[ vee-guhn, vey- ]
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  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.

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

Origin of vegan

First recorded in 1940–45; contraction of veg(etari)an

Other words from vegan

  • ve·gan·ism, noun

Words that may be confused with vegan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use vegan in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vegan


/ (ˈviːɡən) /

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

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