a vegetarian is one who, for various reasons, chooses that the eating of flesh is unnessasary for survival. recently, many people claim to be vegetarian, but still eat fish, and/or chicken, and/or turkey. this is not a vegetarian. vegetarian is often confused with vegan. veganism is when someone does not eat any animal, or animal products(i.e. eggs, milk, cheese, etc)
i have been a vegetarian since i was 16, and these are examples of conversations i have since i first became one:
-um..can i get the taco, but without meat and beans instead please?
--what, are you a vegetarian or something?
-why yes, yes i am...
--you arent going to like, start shouting PETA shit at me, or start crying when the next person gets something with meat in it are you?
-no, why would i do that?
--well, isnt that what you people do?
-excuse me 'you people'?
--yah, ya know, you vegetarian frea-i mean, people.
-no, that's what we'd like to call a stereotype. for example if i said that you say 'would you like fries with that' all day, simply because you happen to work at a fast-food restaurant, that would be a stereotype.
--dude, i think the lack of meat is making you bitchy...
example 2:
-do you eat peanuts?
--what?
--well, your sister said you're a vegetarian...so do you eat peanuts?
-yah...why?
--you aren't really a vegetarian then, real vegetarians dont eat any protein.
-moron, we eat protein, it the eating of animals that i dont do. Peanuts happen to be legumes.
-do you eat tofu all the time?
--i'm not particularly fond of tofu actually
-then you really arent a vegetarian

example 3:(this one came from my uncle, a hunter)
-so you want steak for dinner tonight?
--anctually, i'm a vegetarian
-WHAT?! i bet you're in to all that hippie shit like poetry, and that queer art and all that wierd shit.
--do you mean expression of self? creativity? beauty? if you do, then yes
-my god, i never would've guessed my niece would become some wierdo...
--thanks jim...
-if you even THINK of dating some {n-word} i will shoot you and him both.
--thats real civil of you. thanks for supporting me.
(^note tone of sarcasm in statement immediately above this line)

Ex4:
MOM: huh..applebees doesnt have much in the way of meatless foods...
me: i'll find something, i always do.
MOM: you could get a salad, or i thnk they have soups here.
me: mum, i'll find something.
waitress: what can i get you today?
me: um, what is you're soup of the day?
waitress: um, today it is the chicken tortilla soup.
me:okayy..um, can i get a plain salad then, without any meat on it?
waitress: okay, sure, would you like tomatoes?
me: sure
waitress: cheese?
me: yah
waitress: bacon too right?
me: no, no meat
waitress: so chicken then?
me: no, nothing that was previously alive and breathing,
waitress: so you want shrimp?
me: no. i want a plain salad without any meat on it.no animals. none.
waitress: (very puzzled look on her face)okay, then, i'll see what i can do...

basically, if you ever become a vegetarian, DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT GO TO APPLEBEES! you will have a very hard time finding anything to eat, and when you do, it could take a while to order it.
A bad hunter. Someone who survives by consuming not food, but the stuff that food eats.
The vegetarian was forced to subsist on slower prey, such as the broccoli and carrot.
by glasmodiar June 29, 2006
Techinically a person who eats no meat or dead animal products. Some choose so for ethical reasons while others may simply be grossed out by the prospect of eating flesh. Despite claims to the contrary, most vegetarians are not elitist or prejudiced. Another false argument also includes that eating only plant matter kills more rodents, etc which it doesn't. In order to eat beef for instance, it takes far more energy and resources to grow food for them (as opposed to eating it directly) and then killing the cows on top of it. There've been many proposals for third world countries to focus on farming as opposed to ranching because, if done properly, it takes far less resources and land space. Another common argument is that it "destroys your body" which is blatantly false. It's actually very easy to get sufficient amounts of protein as well as other nutritional necesseties. While in the past it may have been necessary to eat animals to get by, many argue that it no longer is. Our canines are a "left over" so to speak of our evolution in the past.

Despite all this, and despite that most vegetarians are non-judgmental and aren't affiliated with PETA in anyway, many get a good dose of humor out of bashing them. Presumably because the concept of not eating meat challenges their manhood and they need to defend their metaphorical dick size.
I've been a vegetarian for years, since I was 16. The rest of my family has always eaten meat but I (like most others) don't hold it against them. But you can't convince the morons of that.

*at dinner with a group of people*
Person A: Yeah, I'll have a vegetarian burrito please.

Person B: OH GOD. Oh what, are you a VEGETARIAN? Huh? You think you're too good for us?

Person A: Uhhh, no.

Person B: Yeah, I can see it in your eyes! You're not gonna stop the rest of us I hope you know!

Person A: You knowwww.... I really didn't plan on it. Eat what you want; it's your choice.

Person B: I told you you can't stop us! GOD, what is it with you people?! I'll bet you're a FASCIST too aren't ya? And a faggot. GOD, you make me sick. I bet you just can't STAND the thought of me eating a steak, can you? Huh? HUH?

Person A: Wow, you're an idiot.
by JFern May 20, 2004
A secret underground society that takes pleasure in torturing fruits and vegetables. They also are trying to monopolize the bottled water market.
The vegetarian continued peeling the banana, despite it's blood-curdling screams of pain and horror.
by Luka April 21, 2004
Someone who does not eat meat. This includes fish and poultry, although some people claim to be 'modified vegetarians' and will eat these. Not to be confused with a vegan, who is someone who, in addition to meat, avoids milk, eggs, and the like.
'My vegetarian friend likes chocolate milk, but my vegan friend will only drink soymilk.'
by veeeeeeeeeegan May 08, 2003
A person who does not eat meat, including birds and fish. Many times vegetarians believe that killing animals today for food is immoral and unnecessary because we are able to survive off of other foods. A person who doesn't eat any meat except for fish is a pescatarian. A person who doesn't eat any meat or other animal products such as eggs, milk, and cheese is a vegan.
There are meat eaters, pescatarians, vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists (which becomes obsessive compulsive in my opinion).
by jessica July 04, 2003
1) Someone who must constantly justify him/herself, due to the fact that many meat-eaters feel threatened/intimidated by vegetarians and react by making ignorant, offensive comments to make themselves feel better.
2) One who does not eat meat. This includes fish and poultry (chicken and fish are not plants!)

not to be confused with vegan
I'll have the vegetarian pizza, please.
by Starblossom January 24, 2004
1)A person who doesn't eat any kind of meat, including fish or poultry.
2)An awesome person.
Many omnivores think that we go around preaching every damn minute of the day about our opinions...NEWSFLASH, not every vegetarian does that you know.
Meat eater: Hey look there's a stupid vegetarian, hey are you gonna preach to us?
Vegetarian: Um..no. Go away.
by verybored June 23, 2005

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