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[vej-ee] /ˈvɛdʒ i/
noun, Informal.
a vegetable.
a vegetarian.
Also, vegie.
Origin of veggie
1965-70; by shortening; see -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for veggie
  • Doing it in a veggie oil-powered truck is really cool.
  • Among those who have had the highest relative benefit from high fruit and veggie intake were smokers and heavy drinkers.
  • Add the veggies and you have a pretty good meal and you can vary the taste by using different veggie mixes.
  • Forget your old chips and dip and try a new veggie crisp.
  • Turn salvaged materials into veggie garden containers with industrial-modern style.
  • Even if you have limited space, you can still grow a veggie garden.
  • We have always tried our best to line our wooden veggie bed walls with some sort of barrier in case of chemical leeching.
  • Lunch offerings include healthy wraps and sandwiches, veggie burgers and loads of soup and salads.
  • Lunch options include grilled cheese, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches and fish entrees are served.
  • Choices include appetizers, meat and veggie sandwiches and platters as well as salads and desserts.
British Dictionary definitions for veggie


noun, adjective
an informal word for vegetarian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for veggie



A person lacking normal senses, responses, intelligence, etc; basket case, gomer, gork, retard: He was fine the first couple of years of marriage, but then he turned into a vegetable

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for veggie


  1. vegetable
  2. vegetarian
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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