A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 01, 2016

A “vegetarian” eats vegetables, but not meat. A “meatarian” eats meat, with little or no vegetables. “Meatarian” has been cited in print since at least 1905.

“Meatatarian” is s similar term, wih a slightly different spelling.

Wiktionary: meatarian
+‎ -arian
‎(plural meatarians)
1. (rare) One who eats meat.
2. (rare) A person who only eats meat.
Usage notes
Primarily used to contrast with vegetarian, referring to people who eat meat (in addition to vegetables, not to their exclusion).

22 July 1905, Tacoma (WA) Daily News, “Get Well—Keep Well” by Edward B. Warman (Author of Scientific “Physical Training"), pg. 9, col. 4:
One who lives on fruits, nuts, grains and other vegetables is a non-meatarian.

2 August 1908, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, “Yale Man Leas Weary Walkers,” pg. 7, col. 1:
There are eight meatarians, eight vegetarians and eight Fletcherites—the last-named being the cult that believes that everything one eats must be masticated thirty times.

17 March 1912, Topeka (KS) Daily Capital, “A Bouquet of SUnflowers” by Tom McNeal, pg. 4A, col. 4:
Bill Wilgus says that he has no objection to a man being a vegetarian or a meatarian or having any other sort of a fad he likes, but it makes him weary when the man who has a fad keeps everlastingly trying to shove it onto his acquaintances.

Google Books
Drifting (With Browne)
By Albert Byers Fletcher
New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Company
Pg. 62:
From a meatarian, he changed to a vegetarian, then in turn to a nutarian, fruitarian, dog-biscuitarian, and finally to an anythingarian, and an anythingarian he has remained.

24 November 1976, Seattle (WA) Times, “Just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner” by Dick West (UPI), pg. A12, col. 4:
But I got to thinking there are probably some citizens who are strict meatarians and who would appreciate a “soybean liberation” dinner.

Urban Dictionary
The exact opposite of vegetarian.
That guy is a complete meatarian, he only eats meat.
by PT December 05, 2004

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, September 01, 2016 • Permalink