verb, often capitalized hoo·ver·ize \-ˌrīz\

Definition of hooverize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to economize especially in the use of food

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to be saving of or sparing in the use of (food)

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Origin and Etymology of hooverize

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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