Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!


[vej] /vɛdʒ/
noun, plural veg, veges. Chiefly British, Informal.
a vegetable.
verb (used without object), vegged, vegging. Slang.
to relax in a mindless way (usually fol. by out): We vegged out all weekend, watching the soccer channel and ordering pizza.
Tonight I'll go home and veg with a good book.
1940-45; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for vegging


(informal) a vegetable or vegetables
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for vegging


since 1898 as an abbreviation of vegetable, vegetarian. As a verb, colloquially short for vegetate, by 1985 (usually with out).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for vegging

veg 1

  1. A vegetable (1918+)
  2. A person lacking normal senses, responses, intelligence, etc. (1970s+)

veg 2


(also vedge or veg out) To relax luxuriously and do nothing; vegetate; goof off, mellow out: I'm going to vanish up to someplace beautiful and just veg for two solid days/ when you could escape from the world by vegging out in front of the tube

[1980s+ College students; fr vegetate]

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


very evil grin
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for veg

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for vegging

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for vegging