Definition of veggie in US English:

veggie

(also vegie)

noun & adjective

informal
  • 1

    another term for vegetable
    • ‘It's getting too hot to plant much in the vegie garden now.’
    • ‘This fresh and tasty dip can be eaten with veggies, or spread on toasted bread.’
    • ‘Nuts, fruits and easy-to-eat veggies, like carrot sticks, are excellent snacks.’
    • ‘It was mixed with a medley of veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, carrots etc.’
    • ‘They may be vegan but raise poultry to have a regular supply of manure for the vegie garden.’
    • ‘We already operate a veggie box scheme, but have to buy in many of our products.’
    • ‘Trim the ends, and cut all veggies in little sticks, not too thin.’
    • ‘All those vegetable trimmings, potato peelings and veggies from the table can all go on the compost heap.’
    • ‘We grow our own veggies at home - and I know that I am lucky, but why not invest in a veggie box delivered to your door?’
    • ‘If you're worried about how to start a vegie garden consult one of the excellent beginner guidebooks or videos, which give instructions on every step of the process.’
    • ‘Sure, I have an extensive veggie garden on my tiny bit of land - even dug up a bit of lawn to plant tomatoes and marrows, which we're being overwhelmed with at present.’
    • ‘I purée steamed veggies, such as zucchini and carrots, and mix them with tomato paste and tomato sauce.’
    • ‘I did like the assortment of steamed veggies - carrots, green beans etc. - that came with the plate.’
    • ‘I had veal with sautéed mushrooms, veggies and the best roasted potatoes I think I've ever had.’
    • ‘Side dishes included roast potatoes, a spinach bake, country mix veggies, rice, gravy and lots of fresh salads.’
    • ‘The property we bought had a lovely garden, fruit trees, and a veggie patch.’
    • ‘Now I have fruit a few times a day and veggies like salad, broccoli, spinach and green beans with every meal.’
    • ‘I call myself a gardener, but I just let the whole vegie patch go completely to seed.’
    • ‘To reduce or avoid cramps altogether, a week before your period, load up on green, leafy veggies and whole grains.’
    • ‘Seven-year-old Cody gets a buzz out of growing vegetables for his family, and raising chickens for the manure they provide for his vegie patch.’
  • 2

    another term for vegetarian
    • ‘I'm sure there are lots of healthy veggies out there, and I admire them for making the effort to eat healthily, but it's not for me.’
    • ‘Each day, residents are presented with a menu for the following day, offering a choice of four or five main meals, including a veggie option.’
    • ‘But the best part of being a veggie is learning how to cook and enjoy real, fresh tasty food.’
    • ‘The vegetarians are given a wide choice too and some of the veggie items are delectable.’
    • ‘IT'S a family tradition to tuck into a huge veggie breakfast.’
    • ‘The following evening we got a veggie cutlet instead of the meat eaters' roast pork.’
    • ‘Try a veggie recipe and take a minute to see if you like it.’
    • ‘And some of my favourite meals could be shared by any of my veggie friends.’
    • ‘For a veggie barbecue, many people grill whole portabello mushrooms marinated in either a barbecue marinade or in raspberry vinaigrette dressing.’
    • ‘I urge you to try being a veggie for say one week and see how much you enjoy the taste of fresh wholesome food.’
    • ‘You might love your meat but you'll find that a veggie meal is easier to digest.’
    • ‘Don't bother making this is if you're a veggie: the pancetta is really what binds everything together.’
    • ‘It's getting easier in burger bars but very good or very cheap restaurants tend to have little for veggies.’
    • ‘Most veggies seem to be women in my experience!’
    • ‘Studies show little difference in iron deficiency between veggies and non-veggies.’
    • ‘I'm a vegetarian and often there's nothing to eat in these kind of places but they had an impressive veggie menu and the peanut butter ice cream was one of the finest things I've ever eaten.’
    • ‘If we were all veggies animals such as the cow, pig, and sheep would probably be on the verge of extinction.’
    • ‘My wife was most impressed by the veggie dish, which comprised mainly of courgettes and aubergines, and tasted excellent, although the pork was also fine.’
    • ‘Not being keen on traditional roasts and veg, I went for the veggie dish, a sweet and sour vegetable mix on a bed of rice, and found it an acceptable if unexciting meal.’
    • ‘There may still be very little for veggies but, on the surface, at least, the world's biggest restaurant chain is changing.’

Origin

1970s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

veggie

/ˈvejē//ˈvɛdʒi/