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    #1

    what's the word?

    hi all,
    Is there any adjective for a person who is not a vegetarian?

    thanks

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    Re: what's the word?

    non-vegan
    omnivorous
    omnivore (noun)
    meateatarian (noun, colloquial)
    omnomnomnian (noun, slang)
    meatist (adjective/noun, slang)
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    Re: what's the word?

    omnivorous
    carnivorous
    vegan
    pescatarian (noun, and recent addition to the language)
    flexitarian (noun and even more recent and means "vegetarian on a few days of the week!)

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    #4

    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    omnivorous
    carnivorous
    vegan
    pescatarian (noun, and recent addition to the language)
    flexitarian (noun and even more recent and means "vegetarian on a few days of the week!)
    Did you mean "non-vegan"? The OP is referring to someone who eats meat.

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    #5

    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    Did you mean "non-vegan"? The OP is referring to someone who eats meat.
    How do you know they're referring to someone who eats meat? They simply asked for words for someone who is not vegetarian.

    Vegan and vegetarian are two different things.

    I am vegetarian. I am not vegan.

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    Re: what's the word?

    According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a vegan is

    : a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also : one who abstains from using animal products (as leather)

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    #7

    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    hi all,
    Is there any adjective for a person who is not a vegetarian?

    thanks
    The only word I can think of that means that, and only that - and I'm surprised it hasn't been offered yet - is "non-vegetarian".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a vegan is

    : a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also : one who abstains from using animal products (as leather)
    Yes, I'm entirely aware of all dictionary definitions of the various forms of vegetarianism. I've been lacto-ovo vegetarian for 21 years and regularly have long and involved "conversations" with vegans over my lifestyle choice.

    Whilst it's true that "all vegans are vegetarian, but not all vegetarians are vegan", the fact remains that the two groups label themselves and are labelled by others separately, so I stand by my assertion that if we are looking for people who are not vegetarian, we can still include vegans. A lot of the vegans I know take offence at being called vegetarians and will immediately say "No. I'm VEGAN".

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    #9

    Re: what's the word?

    thanks to all of you,
    I thought carnivorous and omnivorous are only used for animals. So if I want to refer to a person who only eats mean, is carnivorous a common term? or meateatarian is as common?

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    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    thanks to all of you,
    I thought carnivorous and omnivorous are only used for animals. So if I want to refer to a person who only eats mean, is carnivorous a common term? or meateatarian is as common?
    You can call a person a meat-eater, or meat-eating, since you asked for an adjective.
    It's true that all meat-eaters are non-vegetarians, but not all non-vegetarians are meat-eaters.

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