New words – 16 September 2013

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

demitariannounsomeone who restricts by half or to a marked degree, the amount of meat and animal products that they consume, usually in order to reduce the environmental impact of their diet

People in the rich world should become ‘demitarians’ – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage […]

[ 17 Feb 2013]

deskfastnounbreakfast eaten at one’s desk at work

If you can’t remember when you last sat at your kitchen table and ate a freshly cooked breakfast, you’re probably one of the majority of women now opting for ‘desk-fast’ – that’s breakfast at your desk.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 11 Feb 2013]

Approximately 20 per cent of us indulge in deskfast, according to registered dietitian Karen Collins, nutrition adviser for the American Institute for Cancer Research.

[ 03 Feb 2013]


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