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

Fruits and veggies serve up potassium, a mineral that promotes healthy blood pressure by keeping sodium levels in check. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "4 Heart-Healthy Diet Changes Every Woman Should Make," 1 May 2019 Extra fruit and veggies can help, so don’t forget about eating to stay hydrated, too. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Intuitive Eating? How to Eat Better Without Dieting, According to Nutritionists," 6 Mar. 2019 The company also has been expanding its slider offerings, including launching a new line of microwaveable breakfast and veggie sliders that can be found in grocery stores nationwide. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Got a craving? Get a free slider at White Castle for National Slider Day," 15 May 2018 To really see at a glance what’s in your fridge, store prepared foods, prepped veggies, and infused waters in glass containers. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "3 Easy Ways to Redesign Your Fridge," 1 Apr. 2019 Not just for sushi, chopsticks are compatible with salads, noodles, veggies, and more and are delightfully easy to clean. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Sad Sack No More: Chic Portable Wares for a Better Packed Lunch," 24 Aug. 2018 Start with your base order—pho noodles or a pho soup bowl ($8.95)—then pick your protein, broth, veggies and extras. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "DIY and dine: 10 build-your-own, customizable foods in Chicago," 20 Sep. 2017 Pull out all the stops with this seasoned meat and veggies combo. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel and Thyme Pork Roast with Root Vegetables," 8 Mar. 2019 Roast or grill whole, or harvest them larger and stuff with rice, meat, and veggies. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them," 28 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'veggie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of veggie

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for veggie

veg(etable) entry 1 + -ie

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about veggie

Statistics for veggie

Last Updated

18 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for veggie

The first known use of veggie was in 1955

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on veggie

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with veggie

Spanish Central: Translation of veggie

Comments on veggie

What made you want to look up veggie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!