vegetable, veggie, veg

(noun) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1

Shortened form of various related words including vegetable, vegetarian, and vegetate.


veg (not comparable)



veg (plural vegs or veges or veg)

(colloquial) vegetable.

Usage notes

• In colloquial speech this is usually pluralized simply as "veg."

• In writing this may or may not be followed by a period to mark it as an abbreviation.


• veggie


veg (third-person singular simple present veges or vegges, present participle veging or vegging, simple past and past participle veged or vegged)

(colloquial) to vegetate; to engage in complete inactivity; to rest

Etymology 2

Coined in a 1948 paper in the American Journal of Psychology by Robert S. Harper and S. S. Stevens,


veg (plural vegs)

(psychology) A unit of subjective weight, equivalent to the perceived weight of lifting 100 grams.


• GeV

Source: Wiktionary


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