veg·gie | \ˈve-jē \
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.

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For me, that means making smart choices when deciding what to eat by filling my plate or bowl with lots of veggies, protein, and slow carbs like brown rice, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. Jennifer Still, Bon Appetit, "Can We All Stop With This "Cheat Day" Eating Already?," 19 June 2018 Think meat, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, fats, oils...and that's about it. Allure, "Do Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, or Low-Carb Diets Actually Work?," 16 May 2018 In many cases, these sips have more fruit than veggies, which means more sugar, calories and carbs, and truthfully, none of us need any of those nutrients in excess. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Healthy eating mistakes that are interfering with your weight loss goals," 5 July 2018 Davis has fresh veggies, including spinach, beet greens, salad mix and some kale, along with pork cuts, eggs (chicken, duck, turkey and Guinea), jams and other items. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Scrumptious strawberries and the beginning of zucchini season," 4 July 2018 This includes foods higher in protein and fiber, like meat, fish, avocados, veggies, potatoes, and whole grains. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Blame Your Junk Food Cravings on Your Unhealthy Brain," 3 July 2018 Talk to your doctor about adding in more fruits and veggies, and make friends with the produce manager at the supermarket. Houston Chronicle, "A summer focus on fruits and veggies," 27 June 2018 For the fifth consecutive year, those who are 18 years old and under can get an entree of hot or cold sandwiches or wraps, milk, veggies and fruit, according to district finance director Sheri Stack. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Free eats: Schools cooking up great grub so Waukesha kids don't go hungry this summer," 13 June 2018 The company is also recalling these veggie trays in the state of Wisconsin, as well as 28 oz. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak," 9 July 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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