New words – 16 September 2013

demitarian noun someone 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]

deskfast noun breakfast 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]

dirty food noun extremely calorific food with no nutritional value; junk food

Dirty food is what the young and gorgeous eat when painting the town. It’s food from which you can expect a hangover, or at least a migraine.

[ 18 Jan 2013]

drind noun dehydrated rind (or skin); a cheap animal substance used to bulk out cheap meat products, such as burgers

Industry insiders have told the Guardian that they believe an ingredient called ‘drind’ dehydrated rind or skin, may be at the heart of the scandal.

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 19 Jan 2013]

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7 thoughts on “New words – 16 September 2013

      1. Ruth Baldwin

        Hi –

        Thanks very much for your speedy reply! The text was written by an American person. But I’m glad that the word doesn’t (yet) exist.

        Many thanks again!


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