- a vegetable.
- 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
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- (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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