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

Definition of hooverize

intransitive verb

: to economize especially in the use of food

transitive verb

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

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History and Etymology for hooverize

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 24 Feb. 2021.

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