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

Examples of nondairy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dunkin' in January was hit with a similar suit, while a number of other coffee sellers around the country are also being called out for nondairy milk charges. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, 14 Mar. 2024 Makers of a nondairy baby formula issued a recall Sunday, fearing a bacterial contamination might have tainted up to 145,000 cans, the company and the Food and Drug Administration said. David K. Li, NBC News, 21 Feb. 2023 Use your favorite nondairy butter, or a high-quality olive oil to keep it vegan. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 17 Oct. 2022 This nondairy creamer is smooth and has a subtle marshamallow taste. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 24 Oct. 2022 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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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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