Go Ahead And Add "Frugalista" To Your Lexicon, Cause It's Here To Stay

by Katy on November 23, 2008 · 2 comments



The word “hypermiling,” (Attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one’s car and one’s driving techniques.) may have been chosen as Oxford University Press’ favorite new word of the year, but Natalie McNeal’s  new word of “Frugalista was a close second.

The New York Times thinks it would have been a better choice, writing:

“Concerned about your budget in this year’s market debacle? Sharpening your pencil and tightening your belt, foraging for bargains but not altogether abandoning good food and good screens? Join the frugalistas!”

Frugalita? Non-Consumer Advocate?

Call it what you will, because it’s in the dictionary and it’s here to stay.

We’re here, we’re frugal, get used to it!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

alunatunes November 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Hi Katy- what a cool blog! Love your ideas. Frugalista- the word sounds so elegant!
As a life long frugalist, it is indeed odd to be “hip” these days!
Come by and visit at


Jeremy November 26, 2008 at 2:35 am

Good word! I shall use it with pride.


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