A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
to relax or be idle; vegetate
allusion to vegetables' passivity
since 1898 as an abbreviation of vegetable, vegetarian. As a verb, colloquially short for vegetate, by 1985 (usually with out).
A vice president: Veep Fresco Thomas, Coach Jake Pitler, and Dressen
[1949+; fr pronunciation of vp]