pescatarian

noun
pes·​ca·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌpe-skə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce pescatarian (audio) \
variants: or pescetarian

Definition of pescatarian

: one whose diet includes fish but no other meat

The Difference Between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Other Diets

The word vegetarian sprouted up in 1839. Fruitarian ("a person who lives on fruit") ripened by 1893. In 1944, vegetarians who consume no animal or dairy products began calling themselves vegans. Then, in 1993, those who eat fish but no other meat chose pesce, the Italian word for "fish," to create the designation pescatarian. In that same year, meatatarian was served up as a word for those whose diet largely includes meat; that word is rare, however, and is usually used in informal and humorous ways, making it the type of fare not included in our dictionaries. Another fairly recent dietary word is flexitarian, a person who follows a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish.

Examples of pescatarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Sun Basket has released Mediterranean, pescatarian, and diabetes-friendly plans. Kyle Young, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Styles has been a pescatarian for three years, inspired by the vegan food that several members of his current band prepared on tour. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 My father, a longtime pescatarian, tried them and wove a theory (in jest, sort of) that the kitchen is serving actual crab to unsuspecting herbivores. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 24 Sep. 2021 Styles has been a pescatarian for three years, inspired by the vegan food that several members of his current band prepared on tour. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Styles has been a pescatarian for three years, inspired by the vegan food that several members of his current band prepared on tour. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Styles has been a pescatarian for three years, inspired by the vegan food that several members of his current band prepared on tour. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Styles has been a pescatarian for three years, inspired by the vegan food that several members of his current band prepared on tour. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Chow Town features almost 40 vendors, and about half offer options that cater to vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free diets. Ariel Cheung, chicagotribune.com, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of pescatarian

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pescatarian

probably from Italian pesce fish (from Latin piscis) + English vegetarian

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9 Dec 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pescatarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pescatarian. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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