veg·​gie ˈve-jē How to pronounce veggie (audio)
variants or less commonly vegie
slang : vegetarian

Example Sentences

The restaurant is popular with veggies.
Recent Examples on the Web Second, they can be customized with just about any protein or veggie, or combination of the two, making for a nutritious meal. cleveland, 30 Jan. 2023 Her meals usually include things like a tofu or egg-white scramble, Ezekiel toast, and berries for breakfast, a Tofurky, tomato, avocado, red onion, spinach, and mustard sandwich for lunch, and roasted veggies and a piece of vegan chicken, or a tofu stir-fry for dinner. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 4 Apr. 2023 Kids can choose their own veggies and grown-ups can choose lean options and spicy sauces. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 1 Apr. 2023 Keesh This delivery-only small pastry company is offering a ham, veggie and cheese quiche, smoky pimento dip with crispy baguette chips, carrot hummus with dill chips, roasted carrot focaccia and lemon blueberry muffins. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 29 Mar. 2023 Add veggies and brown rice to omelets and frittatas. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Rd, Health, 25 Mar. 2023 From Kale Pesto to Cauliflower Alfredo, the sauces can be used on pasta, pizza, veggies and more. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 24 Mar. 2023 Diners can enjoy tasty bites like greens and cheese pie made with layers of flaky phyllo pastry stuffed with veggies and cheese, or Soutzoukakia—Texas style—made with Texas lamb and beef meatballs. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 13 Mar. 2023 Desta Ethiopian Cafe opened inside the former home of Chica, bringing along chef-owner Sirgout Aga Badana’s recipes for red lentils in berbere sauce, chickpeas sauteed with red onion and sambusas filled with fragrant veggies and spicy lentils. Mario Cortez, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


veg(etable) entry 1 + -ie

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of veggie was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Veggie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


veg·​gie ˈvej-ē How to pronounce veggie (audio)
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