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  • n. Plural form of herbivore.

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Examples

  • The "herbivores" - a trend in Japan of men who live abstinently and take women as friends instead of lovers - is often trotted out in articles about the fall of masculinity, the subtext being that once guys start to be emotionally nuanced part-time househusbands, they will no longer possess a primal drive for sex.

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  • Japan panics about the rise of "herbivores" - young men who shun sex, don't spend money, and like taking walks.

    Samuel J. Scott

  • These young men are becoming known as Japan's "herbivores" - from the Japanese phrase for "grass-eating boys" - guys who are heterosexual but who say they aren't really interested in matters of the flesh.

    NPR Topics: News

  • New York Observer buys 80% stake in Diller's Very Short List e-mail tip sheet Japan panics about the rise of "herbivores" - young men who shun sex, don't spend money, and like taking walks.

    Samuel J. Scott

  • Along with labels like otaku (geek) and hikikomori (shut-ins), young Japanese men are often derisively called "herbivores" for shunning so-called manly pursuits.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Along with labels like "otaku" (geek) and "hikikomori" (shut-ins) young Japanese men are often derisively called "herbivores" for shunning so-called manly pursuits.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically different lifestyle than ...

    Sean McManus: Is it Time to Invent a New Masculinity?

  • Japan panics about the rise of "herbivores" — young men who shun sex ...

    Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers

  • As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically different lifestyle than traditionally expected, Reute ...

    Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers

  • As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically different lifestyle than traditionally expected, Reuters reports.

    Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers

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