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I came across the term "Culinary Omnipreneur" in this week's Times Magazine.

I couldn't find the meaning of the word omnipreneur on WordWeb or by googling.

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Can you give the exact sentence in which it was used? And you have it spelled two different ways in your title and question. I suspect it should be omnipreneur...a combination of the prefix omni-, meaning "everywhere," and the word entrepreneur. –  JLG Apr 21 '12 at 19:34
    
No need to down vote. –  Kris Apr 21 '12 at 19:46
    
Please dont down vote !! If you want to find this word, just buy This week's Time's Magazine - 100 most influential people –  Medex Apr 21 '12 at 19:49
    
@Mahnax but you didn't yet yours. Or you didn't see the illogicality. :-) –  Kris Apr 21 '12 at 19:51
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@Medex: please stop ending every sentence in a " !!". That is disturbing on more levels than I can handle. Thank you. –  RegDwigнt Apr 21 '12 at 20:12
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It is fashionable to prefix any and every word with an 'omni'. Today, the prefix omni is omnipresent.

Omnipreneur is formed from omni + entrepreneur, one who dabbles in all sorts of businesses, so to speak.

You can look up the prefix omni- and the word entrepreneur separately for meanings.

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thank you for explaining !! –  Medex Apr 21 '12 at 19:53
    
I wonder, though, is the person who was called a culinary omnipreneur only dabbling in or interested in things that are culinary...not exactly omni, then. –  JLG Apr 21 '12 at 20:09
    
@JLG the article in question is about a guy who, in addition to being a chef, volunteers by cooking food for people, owns several restaurants, and gives lectures on food science at Harvard. So, he has a hand in anything having to do with the culinary arts. –  Cameron Apr 21 '12 at 20:16
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Merriam-Webster's section on new words and slang has an entry for it that reads:

omnipreneur (noun) : a new breed of entrepreneur who run his businesses anywhere where the action is or where the action is less, depending on the goal at hand.

Armed with high-powered laptops, top-of-the-line PDAs (personal digital assistant) cum-cellphones, and unlimited wifi access in any hotspot, omnipreneurs hit the road every day with a mission in mind—to outsmart the competition! —Nilo N. Poso, www.eenterprise.net, 16 May 2007

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I want to find out what a "cum-cellphone" is, but I'm afraid of what Google will start showing to me in AdSense ads if I search for it. –  kotekzot Apr 22 '12 at 12:27
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@kotekzot have a look at the definition of cum and note the actual phrase is PDA-cum-cellphone. –  Matt Эллен Apr 22 '12 at 12:45
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