n. A person who combines a mostly meat diet with the occasional vegetarian meal.
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We do want to try, so we decided to start slow. We’d heard of "flexitarians" who occasionally eat meat, but we decided to become "flexivores" (our term) and go meat-free two days a week.
—Craig Kielburger & Mark Kielburger, “What do the Kielburgers feel guilty about?,” The Globe and Mail, October 10, 2011
Today, my cafeteria within the university's research building, actually had a food station labeled for "flexivores." What's a flexivore, other than a made-up word? According to the creators of this word, a flexivore is a person that eats meat, but chooses to incorporate less or no meat meals into his diet.
—Libby, “Flexivores welcome, or not!,” A Rogue Scientist, March 12, 2010
2008 (earliest)
AND, if we're going to name it, why not flexi-VORE instead. since it's more like an omnivorous diet than a vegetarian one.
—gladcow, “on being a 'flexitarian'” (comment), vegan chai, October 07, 2008