tree hugger

noun

Definition of tree hugger

  1. sometimes disparaging :  environmentalist 2; especially :  an advocate for the preservation of woodlands

1965

First Known Use of tree hugger

1965


TREE HUGGER Defined for English Language Learners

tree hugger

noun

Definition of tree hugger for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is regarded as foolish or annoying because of being too concerned about protecting trees, animals, and other parts of the natural world from pollution and other threats

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