Definition of Tree hugger

1. Noun. Derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests.

Definition of Tree hugger

1. Noun. (slang disapproving) An environmental campaigner, especially one who aims to restrict logging. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Hugger

tree cotton
tree creeper
tree cricket
tree diagram
tree farm
tree farmer
tree farming
tree farms
tree frog
tree frogs
tree fuchsia
tree heath
tree house
tree houses
tree hugger (current term)
tree huggers
tree kangaroo
tree kangaroos
tree kingfisher
tree kingfishers
tree lawn
tree line
tree lizard
tree lupine
tree mallow
tree martin
tree measurement sale
tree of heaven
tree of knowledge

Literary usage of Tree hugger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Integrating Social Science & Ecosystem Management: A National Challenge by Linda Caldwell, Shela Mou (1997)
"One became either a tree hugger or a tree cutter, wore shoes or sandals. It took more than half of the allotted project time to make communication inroads. ..."

2. Transcending Boundaries: Natural Resource Management from Summit to Sea edited by Rabel J. Burdge (2001)
"The discussion is grounded in three case studies: (1) The use of the label "tree- hugger" is analyzed in 300 newspaper accounts, as well as in survey data; ..."

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