Definition of locavore in English:



North American
  • A person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food.

    • ‘I was just catching up on my online reading and noticed in your 'locavore' blog your interest in locally grown nuts.’
    • ‘Many Long Islanders have used the locavore philosophy to inspire flexibility and freedom in creating their Thanksgiving menu.’
    • ‘Next time you meet a locavore, accuse them of callously not assisting poorer peoples by refusing to buy their produce for their selfish reasons.’
    • ‘They drew up a plan for a year living as "locavores" - eating food that they had either grown themselves or had bought from the surrounding area.’
    • ‘My locavore efforts yesterday failed spectacularly.’
    • ‘In celebrating foreign food, she has proved herself more humane and internationalist than locavore leftists.’
    • ‘Once they start dining on fennel, broccoli and spinach grown a few hundred feet from their kitchen, they will become locavores.’
    • ‘Staples like coffee, tea, salt and sugar can be difficult if not impossible to find close to home, and there most locavores make concessions.’
    • ‘The season for hunting wild turkeys in New York closed on Nov. 14; radical locavores should make a note to secure a turkey permit for next fall.’
    • ‘At the annual meeting of the Maine Organic Milk Producers last month in Waterville, farmers debated whether they could tap into the locavore movement, marketing their milk as local food.’
    • ‘There are some family traditions, however, that defy locavore limits.’
    • ‘They have prepared a locavore Thanksgiving for six years since they moved from Washington to Sag Harbor.’
    • ‘Members of the new "locavore" movement only eat stuff that is grown within 100 miles of where they live.’


Early 21st century: on the pattern of carnivore, herbivore, etc..