An individual who doesn't consume animal products. Sometimes their motives are pure, but for the most part they live this lifestyle to try to be morally superior to others. They can try, anyway.
The Vegans are coming! The vegans are coming! Here's one with a leather coat and shoes...
by tradesman May 13, 2003
Vegan (n): a person who believes that it's not okay for people to harm animals and that IT'S NOT OKAY TO USE THEIR MILK AND BLOOD TO MAKE FUCKING COOKIEEEEEEEEEES!!!
Refer to Theo The Angry Vegan on youtube for example
by VeganDK April 29, 2011
noun.
Someone that does not eat or use anything processed from an animal. They do not eat any forms of meat, cheese, fish, etc. They do not wear/use leather products, or products made from an animal. (Most are organic product shoppers and farmer's market shoppers etc.)
1: "Oh look at this jacket!"
2: "It's leather..."
1: "Yeah...?"
2: "I'm a vegan!"
by PARTYTOY February 11, 2009
A vegan is simply a practicing human herbivore.

All humans are herbivore by design.

That is an indisputable fact. (note: refer to Dr. Mills' "Comparative Anatomy of Eating" for a detailed analysis in chart format.)

Diet is the principle mode of earthly interaction and exchange. It is an essential feature of ecology that creatures function within certain behavioral 'niches' including dietary.

This is what enables nature's cooperative and supportive mechanisms to function and thus continuously renew and support all life. To not understand what we humans are designed to eat is so basic a misunderstanding that it has engendered many other destructive and self defeating behavioral forms including war and elitism.

This practical misunderstanding of our true herbivore natures also continues to bar our ability to commune as other animals do; openly, wholeheartedly and with a natural purity of spirit.
Vegans do not consume animal products or engage in behaviors that violate other animals' rights to life, habitat and nature determined experiences.
by Cheryl Maietta October 26, 2006
adj.
1.) free of animal ingredients and/or materials
2.) morally consistent

n.
1.) one who opposes unnecessary suffering and acts accordingly

ETYMOLOGY
Contraction of "vegetarian", from late middle English "vegetable", from late Latin "vegetabilis" meaning "animating", from Latin "vegetare" meaning "to quicken or bring to life"
"If you want to convince a vegan that you're a fool, ask he or she where they get their protein."

"No, milk is not vegan."

"Because farms are some of the worst polluters in the world, you cannot call yourself an environmentalist if you are not vegan."
by BSK May 06, 2007
A vegan does not consume animal products of any kind, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, or even white sugar, which is typically processed using animal bone. Most vegans avoid wearing leather, fur, wool, cashmere, felt, down, mohair, and silk because of the pain and death linked to animal-based fiber industries. Also Vegan's try to stay away from buying products from company's who preform animal testing.
Friend 1: Hey dude. Albertsons has a sale on Iams.
Vegan: Sorry, Can't buy it...they test on animals.
by Lord_Kya June 24, 2006
someone whose compassion for all living beings even includes the folk who felt it was okay to malign veganism with slanderous and incorrect definitions. to practice veganism is to avoid to whatever degree possible all products which are made from flesh or contain animal by-products with the exception of those shared between humans with mutual consent ( human breastmilk for example). most vegans also choose to buy organic foods manufactured by environmentally and socially responsible companies. to be vegan also means to embrace a lifestyle of compassion and non-violence. many people confuse strict vegetarianism, which is only dietary, with true veganism which encompasses all facets of a lifestyle and includes living your life with sense of the interconnectedness between all people, animals and our environment.
After reading John Robbins book " Diet For A New America" and educating herself about the detrimental impact animal agriculture has on not only the lives of animals but also our oceans, lakes, rainforests, topsoil, air quality and the health of human beings, Lisa made the very altruistic and gutsy decision to become a vegan.
by erin June 09, 2004
A cruel, sick and twisted person who murders innocent Plants in cold blood.
That Vegan just killed that innocent Carrot! It was so young! Why did it have to die?!?! WHYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Volimer February 12, 2010

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