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[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.
Origin of veg
First recorded in 1940-45; by shortening Unabridged
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  • Cut from the joint and two vegs, puddin' to follow, with a glass of stout to wash it down.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for vegs


(informal) a vegetable or vegetables
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Word Origin and History for vegs


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

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Slang definitions & phrases for vegs

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.
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