Meaning of pescatarian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɛskəˈtɛːrɪən/


(also pescetarian)
  • A person who does not eat meat but does eat fish.

    ‘no red meat, my family are pescatarians’
    • ‘he adheres to a mostly pescatarian diet’
    • ‘Instead, pescatarians, those who eat seafood as well as vegetables, and ovolacto-vegetarians, those who eat both eggs and dairy, are increasing.’


1990s from Italian pesce ‘fish’, on the pattern of vegetarian.