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People who refrain from eating any animal products (or anything derived from animal products) or using animal products such as leather, silk, or wool. It is a more strict form of vegetarianism. People who are vegan are often passionate about their veganism.
The American Dietetic Association continues to assert that a vegan diet is a healthy diet.
by Anonymous July 20, 2003
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Veganname
Someone who slaughters and kills fruits, and vegetables.
by Alfonzo February 11, 2004
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Veganism is a diet that obstains from any animal products (meat) or bi-products (i.e. eggs, milk, wool, leather, etc).

Most people will assume that because you follow a vegan lifestyle, you must be a pretentious jerk (or in a cult). This is NOT always the case (although you do have your exceptions that give the rest of us a bad name).

Being vegan doesn't mean you have to be a part of any organization (i.e. PETA) or chain yourself up and protest. It just means that you choose to follow a 100% herbivore diet for whatever reason. Choosing to be vegan for diet purposes or animal rights purposes doesn't matter, as long as you're doing it because YOU want to.

If you do it correctly you DO NOT GET SICK and you DO NOT NEED SUPPLIMENTS in order to be healthy and happy. :-.)
*At a "mixed" bbq party* (Who would have thought vegans dine with meat-eaters? Yes, it's true, we do! OMG!)

John: Would you like to try some teriyaki steak tips?

Jane: No, thanks, I'm vegan. I would love it if you could pass me the tofu fritters though.

John: No, problem. *passes fritters*

THE WORLD CONITNUES UNINTERRUPTED AND NOBODY NEEDS TO STAND ON A SOAP BOX AND BELITTLE EACH OTHER. AWESOME.
by vgnxxx December 30, 2005
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Somebody who abstains from consuming products derived from the exploitation of animal life.
When asked why she was vegan and abstained from drinking milk, Mary explained that cows are severely confined, artificially inseminated and shot up with numerous hormones in order to produce milk on commercial dairy farms - something she wished not to contribute to.
by two-forty June 14, 2002
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Someone who abstains from the use of animal products, hides or meat.
Joe - Try on these leather shoes.

Vegan - No thanks man. I'm a vegan.I don't believe in the killing of animals for the use of their hide, or any other purpose.
by Scott March 29, 2005
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vegansfood
Vegans: The plural of vegan.

A vegan is someone who, for political, moral, or health reasons, does not eat meat or any animal products such as milk, eggs or cheese.
Vegan: Eggs are chicken abortions!

Omnivore at the next table: I'll have a bacon and cheese omelette and a buttered bagel, please.

Vegan: *faint*

Vegans can get a bit overexcited at times.
by Dr. Moreau May 08, 2006
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Veganname
A person who out of respect or compassion for animals, the environment, creation, or their own self, has chosen to eliminate animal products including, but not limited to, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, leather and wool from their lives. Often reviled by society, they are a committed group, who put ethics and love before the dictates of their taste buds or tradition. Vegans often cross-identify as radicals, pacifists, hippies and new age spiritiualists.
Moby is a vegan; Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian.
by Jennifer L. Howell July 19, 2003
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