Definition of Vegemite in English:

Vegemite

noun

Australian, NZ
trademark
  • [mass noun] A type of savoury spread made from concentrated yeast extract.

    • ‘I had to have apricot jam because we were out of Vegemite!’
    • ‘Walker ran an Australia-wide competition to officially name his spread, the winning name was Vegemite and in 1923 Vegemite first graced grocers shelves.’
    • ‘In 1908, it became the Australian distributor of Marmite, a vegetable extract which became extremely popular and spawned an even more famous imitator in the 1920s, Vegemite.’
    • ‘One food remains an Australian tradition - a black spread called Vegemite.’
    • ‘The last thing I ate was a piece of wholegrain toast with Vegemite.’

Origin

1920s: from vegetable, on the pattern of Marmite.

Pronunciation:

Vegemite

/ˈvɛdʒɪmʌɪt/