Definition of veggie in English:

veggie

(also vegie)

noun

informal
  • 1A vegetable.

    ‘eat a balanced diet of fruits and veggies, whole grains, fish, and a little meat’
    • ‘I purée steamed veggies, such as zucchini and carrots, and mix them with tomato paste and tomato sauce.’
    • ‘I had veal with sautéed mushrooms, veggies and the best roasted potatoes I think I've ever had.’
    • ‘I did like the assortment of steamed veggies - carrots, green beans etc. - that came with the plate.’
    • ‘Now I have fruit a few times a day and veggies like salad, broccoli, spinach and green beans with every meal.’
    • ‘This fresh and tasty dip can be eaten with veggies, or spread on toasted bread.’
    • ‘Side dishes included roast potatoes, a spinach bake, country mix veggies, rice, gravy and lots of fresh salads.’
    • ‘Trim the ends, and cut all veggies in little sticks, not too thin.’
    • ‘Nuts, fruits and easy-to-eat veggies, like carrot sticks, are excellent snacks.’
    • ‘To reduce or avoid cramps altogether, a week before your period, load up on green, leafy veggies and whole grains.’
    • ‘It was mixed with a medley of veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, carrots etc.’
    • ‘The property we bought had a lovely garden, fruit trees, and a veggie patch.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They may be vegan but raise poultry to have a regular supply of manure for the vegie garden.’
    • ‘I call myself a gardener, but I just let the whole vegie patch go completely to seed.’
    • ‘It's getting too hot to plant much in the vegie garden now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We already operate a veggie box scheme, but have to buy in many of our products.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘All those vegetable trimmings, potato peelings and veggies from the table can all go on the compost heap.’
  • 2British A vegetarian.

    ‘stall upon stall of octopus, eel, tuna, and every other fish under the sea was too much for the veggies of the group’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘IT'S a family tradition to tuck into a huge veggie breakfast.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And some of my favourite meals could be shared by any of my veggie friends.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The following evening we got a veggie cutlet instead of the meat eaters' roast pork.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Try a veggie recipe and take a minute to see if you like it.’
    • ‘The vegetarians are given a wide choice too and some of the veggie items are delectable.’
    • ‘You might love your meat but you'll find that a veggie meal is easier to digest.’
    • ‘For a veggie barbecue, many people grill whole portabello mushrooms marinated in either a barbecue marinade or in raspberry vinaigrette dressing.’
    • ‘Don't bother making this is if you're a veggie: the pancetta is really what binds everything together.’
    • ‘But the best part of being a veggie is learning how to cook and enjoy real, fresh tasty food.’
    • ‘I urge you to try being a veggie for say one week and see how much you enjoy the taste of fresh wholesome food.’
    • ‘If we were all veggies animals such as the cow, pig, and sheep would probably be on the verge of extinction.’
    • ‘Studies show little difference in iron deficiency between veggies and non-veggies.’
    • ‘There may still be very little for veggies but, on the surface, at least, the world's biggest restaurant chain is changing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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!’

adjective

informal
  • 1Consisting of or relating to vegetables.

    ‘16 per cent of US households are buying veggie burgers’
  • 2British Vegetarian.

    ‘I know the best gravy is made with the meat juices but I'll improvise a veggie version’
    ‘I served this a couple of years ago to veggie friends’

Origin

Early 20th century abbreviation.

Pronunciation

veggie

/ˈvɛdʒi/