Definition of freegan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrēɡən/


A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods: there is a need for more freegans in our wasteful society
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  • Freegans are people who want it all for free - seriously, they're dedicated to living off the fat of post-industrial wasteland that is our capitalist dystopia.
  • Maybe it's time to give the freegan lifestyle a try.
  • Your columnist is clearly no match for Weissman, a New Jersey freegan who claims to have subsisted on a largely dumpster-based diet for a decade.


Early 21st century: blend of free and vegan.

Words that rhyme with freegan

Antiguan, Egan, Keegan, Regan, vegan
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