hooverize

verb

hoo·​ver·​ize
-ˌrīz
-ed/-ing/-s
often capitalized

intransitive verb

: to economize especially in the use of food

transitive verb

: to be saving of or sparing in the use of (food)

Word History

Etymology

Herbert Hoover + English -ize; from his policy as U.S. food administrator 1917–19

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“Hooverize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooverize. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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