tree hugger

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of tree hugger

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

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TREE HUGGER Defined for English Language Learners

tree hugger

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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