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

Definition of veggie

2 slang : vegetarian

Examples of veggie in a Sentence

The restaurant is popular with veggies.
Recent Examples on the Web The veggie bagel — with bagels from Maple Street Patisserie — arrives topped with goat cheese, avocado and sprouts. Beth D'addono,, "Louise reopens bakery and cafe in Marigny," 4 Jan. 2021 Find our five favorite Sunset veggie burgers below—and don’t forget the vegetarian-friendly sides! Sunset Magazine, "Our Favorite Veggie Burger Recipes Fully Embrace the Power of Plants," 29 Dec. 2020 Alternative meat products like tofu turkey, jackfruit sausages and veggie burgers have been formulated to look, taste and feel like real meat. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, "In a Global First, Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets Will Soon Be On the Menu in Singapore," 4 Dec. 2020 Add veggie broth and let cook on low with lid on 3-5 minutes. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 De-Stressing Recipes You'll Need to Make It Through Election Week," 2 Nov. 2020 Mara Tyler grows thousands of peonies, dahlias and bulbs at her cut-flower farm in Oxford, Pa., but when the pandemic arrived in March, there was one glaring gap in her 12-acre property: a veggie garden. Washington Post, "In a challenging, exhausting year, the garden has been a lifeline for many," 23 Dec. 2020 Rather than mimic traditional veggie burgers made of ground vegetables, the McPlant creates the illusion of a meat patty with similar taste. NBC News, "Plant-based products infiltrate fast food to meet customer demand," 11 Nov. 2020 The restaurant is offering an a la carte menu that is vegan and gluten-free, with dishes such as veggie stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked yams and a fall harvest salad. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order your takeout Thanksgiving dinner," 10 Nov. 2020 Use your new pro knowledge and put the veggie to work with 35 of the best asparagus recipes. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 35 Best Asparagus Recipes to Make This Fall," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of veggie

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for veggie

veg(etable) entry 1 + -ie

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16 Jan 2021

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“Veggie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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