Definition of locavore in US English:



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

    • ‘Once they start dining on fennel, broccoli and spinach grown a few hundred feet from their kitchen, they will become locavores.’
    • ‘Members of the new "locavore" movement only eat stuff that is grown within 100 miles of where they live.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 have prepared a locavore Thanksgiving for six years since they moved from Washington to Sag Harbor.’
    • ‘Many Long Islanders have used the locavore philosophy to inspire flexibility and freedom in creating their Thanksgiving menu.’
    • ‘In celebrating foreign food, she has proved herself more humane and internationalist than locavore leftists.’
    • ‘My locavore efforts yesterday failed spectacularly.’
    • ‘Staples like coffee, tea, salt and sugar can be difficult if not impossible to find close to home, and there most locavores make concessions.’
    • ‘I was just catching up on my online reading and noticed in your 'locavore' blog your interest in locally grown nuts.’
    • ‘There are some family traditions, however, that defy locavore limits.’
    • ‘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.’


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