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veg

[vej]
noun, plural veg, veg·es. Chiefly British. Informal.
  1. a vegetable.
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verb (used without object), vegged, veg·ging. Slang.
  1. 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.
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Origin of veg

First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening
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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

veg

noun
  1. informal a vegetable or vegetables
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Word Origin and History for vegs

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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