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

Definition of veggie

1 : vegetable
2 slang : vegetarian

Examples of veggie in a Sentence

The restaurant is popular with veggies.

Recent Examples on the Web

The simple sandwich — gyro meat, shredded fresh veggies and garlicky sauce between crunchy-soft bread — is certainly worth seeking out, but be patient. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Our restaurant critic's 12 favorite metro Detroit dishes from the first half of 2019," 28 June 2019 MorningStar products are looking to be completely vegan in two years but, for now, offer both veggie and vegan alternatives. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Your guide to a meatless, dairy-free and gluten-free Fourth of July barbecue," 28 June 2019 Tea includes a selection of sandwiches and tea breads, fruit, veggies and dessert, served in the historic dining room of the Inn. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food and drink events: Cooking classes, wine tastings, more (Summer 2019 edition)," 21 June 2019 Schools are forced to rely more heavily on a la carte items (a sandwich, rather than the full meal with fruits, veggies and milk) to stay solvent. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Why is the USDA downplaying good news about this Obama-era school nutrition program?," 7 June 2019 For parting gifts, supporters had their pick of fresh veggie and fruit swag for the mini-road trip home, and first dibs on Chefs in the Field's sophomore fete on October 7, a pig roast sponsored by Jolie Vue Farms. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Celebrity "Chefs in the Field" cater Recipe for Success's first Sunday supper at Hope Farms," 27 June 2018 DJ Nu-Mark and Just Buzz provided music, and Tender Greens served up sandwiches, salads, veggies and desserts. Ellen Olivier,, "Jimmy Kimmel, Kristen Bell and Bill Hader help raise more than $200,000 for Hammer Museum K.A.M.P.," 21 May 2018 My favorite thing on the food prep is working on the super veggies and broccoli. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Teen with autism gains life skills, independence through work program," 30 Apr. 2018 Early Bird Dinner and Entertainment: Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. for an early bird dinner hosted by Crestfield Rehab. Menu: Pork, roasted potatoes, veggies and apple crumb cake. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 24 Apr. 2018

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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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