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[free-guh n] /ˈfri gən/

a person who buys as little as possible and makes use of recycled or discarded goods and materials, in an effort to reduce waste and limit environmental impact.
a person who, through opposition to capitalism and consumerism, attempts to live without buying consumer goods, recycling discarded goods instead

a person, usually vegan in diet, who eats only discarded food foraged from the garbage of food establishments and stores

Freegans live an anti-consumerist lifestyle, employing alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy.
Word Origin

c 1997; free + vegan
Usage Note

also freeganism, n.


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