[ vej ]
/ vɛdʒ /

noun, plural veg, veg·es. Chiefly British. Informal.

a vegetable.

verb (used without object), vegged, veg·ging. 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veg


/ (vɛdʒ) /


informal a vegetable or vegetables
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Word Origin and History for veg


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

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