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
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 at 19:34
  • No need to down vote.
    – Kris
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 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
    – goofyui
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 at 19:49
  • @Mahnax but you didn't yet yours. Or you didn't see the illogicality. :-)
    – Kris
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 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
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 at 20:12

2 Answers 2


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.

  • 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
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 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
    Commented Apr 21, 2012 at 20:16

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

  • 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
    Commented Apr 22, 2012 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. Commented Apr 22, 2012 at 12:45

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