Definition of Frugalista:
Frugalista is a neologism first recognized in 2008 by the Oxford New American Dictionary and defined as "a person who lives a frugal lifestyle but stays fashionable and healthy by swapping clothes, buying secondhand, growing own produce, etc." The word gained popularity as the 2008 financial crisis unfolded, and it was discussed by New York Times columnist William Saffire in his On Language column on Nov. 28 of that year.
Award-winning journalist and blogger, Natalie McNeal, wrote extensively on how to live a fashionable, yet frugal lifestyle in 2008, when she launched the Frugalista Files. Her popular blog became a book and launched a series of similar blogs and books around living a glamorous lifestyle on a shoestring budget.
Nickname used to describe a thrifty shopper.
How to use Frugalista in a sentence?
- The term "frugalista" first came to broad public use in 2008 during the unfolding of the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession.
- Social movements in the same vein as "frugalista" are the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement and #vanlife.
- More than a decade later, frugalista has not retained its popular currency, but its ethos has spawned several broad cultural movements centered around good living on a budget.
Meaning of Frugalista & Frugalista Definition