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.

Nearby words

  1. veena,
  2. veep,
  3. veepee,
  4. veer,
  5. veery,
  6. veg out,
  7. vega,
  8. vega alta,
  9. vega baja,
  10. vega, garcilaso de la

Origin of veg

First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for veg out

veg out

verb vegges, vegging or vegged

(intr, adv) slang, mainly US to relax in an inert passive way; vegetatevegging out in front of the television set



informal a vegetable or vegetables
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Word Origin and History for veg out


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

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