Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
vegetarian / ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən / / -ˈter.i- / noun [ C ] ( UK informal veggie )
B1 a person who does not eat meat for health or religious reasons or because they want to avoid being cruel to animals:
Of the four million people who have become vegetarians in Britain, nearly two thirds are women.
→ Compare vegan noun
vegetarianism / -ə.nɪ.z ə m / noun [ U ]
Vegetarianism is very popular among young people in Britain, especially among teenage girls.
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