Definition of flexitarian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfleksəˈterēən/


A person who has a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish: in my close social circle I have a vegetarian, a pescatarian, and a flexitarian [as modifier]: a flexitarian diet
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  • Nell Newman describes herself as a "flexitarian" when it comes to food and notes her favorite venue is farmers' markets.
  • Now I'm a militant flexitarian, and worship at the farmers' market.
  • Although he says the ideal diet is vegetarian, even vegan, Dr Fuhrman is accepting of what he calls a 'flexitarian' approach, as long as you choose the best quality animal products (grass-fed meats, wild fish and organic or free-range poultry and eggs).


1990s: blend of flexible and vegetarian.

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Syllabification: flex·i·tar·i·an

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