nondairy

adjective

non·​dairy ˌnän-ˈder-ē How to pronounce nondairy (audio)
ˌnän-ˌder-
: containing no milk or milk products
nondairy whipped topping

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Last year's addition to the drink lineup, the nondairy Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, is also returning. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 2 Nov. 2022 Use your favorite nondairy parm — or a similar amount of nutritional yeast — to keep it animal-free. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 17 Oct. 2022 Cold foam is frothed milk (or nondairy milk alternative) that's often flavored with a sweetener and extract. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 Just as tasty is the nondairy coffee creamer, which has an almond- and oatmilk base and is flavored with the comforting flavors of pumpkin spice. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 29 Aug. 2022 While nondairy milks have been steadily on the rise for the past decade, the arrival of Swedish brand Oatly’s iconic blue cartons to US retailers and coffee chains in 2016 marked a new reign. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2022 Unsurprisingly, nondairy milks are growing in popularity. Kayla Steinberg, NBC News, 12 Aug. 2022 For further customization, these options can also be made nonfat or with nondairy milk. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 29 Aug. 2022 In addition to milk, cheese, yogurt from dairy, there are nondairy sources. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondairy was in 1968

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“Nondairy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondairy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

nondairy

adjective

non·​dairy ˈnän-ˈde(ə)r-ē How to pronounce nondairy (audio)
: containing no milk or milk products
nondairy whipped topping

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