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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of vegetarian, 1944[1]. Coined by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society and first appeared in The Vegan News[2].

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vegan (not comparable)

  1. Relating to vegans or veganism. [from 1944]
    a completely vegan diet
    this chocolate cake is vegan

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vegan (plural vegans)

  1. A person who does not consume or eat any animal products; a supporter of veganism. [from 1944]

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  1. ^ Donald Watson (1965), “The Early History of the Vegan Movement”, in The Vegan[1], issue Autumn, pages 5–7
  2. ^ Donald Watson (November 1944), “Wanted – A Name”, in The Vegan News[2], issue 1, page 2:

    We should all consider carefully what our Group, and our magazine, and ourselves, shall be called. 'Non-dairy' has become established as a generally understood colloquialism, but like 'non-lacto' it is too negative. Moreover it does not imply that we are opposed to the use of eggs as food. We need a name that suggests what we do eat, and if possible one that conveys the idea that even with all animal foods taboo, Nature still offers us a bewildering assortment from which to choose. 'Vegetarian' and 'Fruitarian' are already associated with societies that allow the 'fruits'(!) of cows and fowls, therefore it seems we must make a new and appropriate word. As this first issue of our periodical had to be named, I have used the title "The Vegan News". Should we adopt this, our diet will soon become known as a VEGAN diet, and we should aspire to the rank of VEGANS. Members' suggestions will be welcomed. The virtue of having a short title is best known to those of us who, as secretaries of vegetarian societies have to type or write the word vegetarian thousands of times a year!

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NounEdit

vegan m

  1. vegan (veganism supporter)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English vegan.

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vegan (comparative veganer, superlative am vegansten)

  1. vegan

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vegan m (plural vegans)

  1. A vegan.

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vegan c

  1. vegan, person who does not use animal products.

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Declension of vegan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vegan veganen veganer veganerna
Genitive vegans veganens veganers veganernas

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