mono meal noun [C]
UK /ˈmɒn.əʊ.mɪəl/ US /ˈmɑː.noʊ.mɪəl/
a meal made up of only one food item (usually a type of fruit or vegetable), thought by some people to have health benefits
To count as a true mono meal, it also means that one isn’t drinking anything during the meal. For instance, if you decide to have a bowl of mangoes alone that would be a mono meal: most people have had a mono meal when consuming things like fruits or bread without any spread on top.
[www.tapmagonline.com, 7 January 2017]
nutrichondriac noun [C]
UK /ˌnjuː.tri.ˈkɒn.dri.æk/ US /ˌnuː.tri.ˈkɑːn.dri.æk/
someone who is constantly worried about being allergic to or intolerant of certain foods, usually with no good reason
Are 21st-century bodies no longer able to handle ingredients we’ve eaten for millennia, or has the vogue for ditching dairy and other “triggering” foodstuffs turned us into a nation of nutrichondriacs?
[Sunday Telegraph, 3 June 2018]
Cinderella diet noun [U]
UK /ˌsɪn.dᵊrˈel.ə.ˈdaɪ.ət/ US /ˌsɪn.dəˈrel.ə.ˈdaɪ.ət/
an eating plan in which someone reduces their food intake so much that their body shape looks like that of the cartoon character Cinderella
The Cinderella diet aims for a body mass index of 18, which is classified as medically underweight on the BMI scale … “The Cinderella diet is incredibly scary and dangerous. This is a terrifying trend,” [said] Sydney-based dietitian Lyndi Cohen.
[Daily Mail, 26 February 2018]
10 thoughts on “New words – 5 November 2018”
Thank you very much.
please have more new words
Nephafelium /as soul sucker. Or Aka grim reaper.
it really would be cool to be able to read such words/idioms on daily basis.. it kinda intensifies the feeling of being connected to the modern outside world!
thanks for the phrases, they are quite usefull
Very good words
Cinderella diet, what an inappropriate name for a dangerous, harmful diet. The worse possible, a glamorous one.
Yeah, I completely agree : Cinderella diet is such a catastrophic name for a thing so dangerous…
It isn’t good, because like everybody knows Cinderella, it feels us like doing this diet ; principally for children, who often take her like a model.
What a such good model !… 🙁
But I am found of the word “mono meal”, it’s a new one for me ! ^___^
And I knew “hypochondriac”, but not “nutricondriac” lol ! 😛
Very good website. Thanks a lot