from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who regularly gathers and eats food that businesses have thrown out.
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- noun A
personwho salvages and consumes foodthat has been thrown away, especially one who wishes to protectthe environmentand challenge consumerismvia waste reduction.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Tristram Stuart-a journalist, campaigner, and "freegan" - is the guide on a journey along the food chain.
Some adhere to a so-called freegan diet: any food that's free.
As it turns out, being a freegan is a lonely existence.
Well, we're going to ask a so - called freegan in our 10: 00 a.m. Eastern hour.
For those new to the term (free + vegan), a freegan is a person who has decided to boycott capitalist society by severely curtailing consumption of resources through reusing, recycling and Dumpster diving.
Of the remaining words on the Telegraph list, some (such as freegan, griefer, and nonversation) have their own entries in Merriam-Webster's
St. Michael's college students 'film showcases' freegan 'lifestyle
The leader of the left-anarchists is also a "freegan," which means he eats garbage from dumpsters.
The "freegan" lifestyle (less charitably called "dumpster diving") is one end of a spectrum of such possibilities.
She was a freegan, meaning she didn't pay for anything unless absolutely necessary.
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