Etymology
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veg

since 1898 as an abbreviation of vegetarian; 1918 of vegetable. As a verb, colloquially short for vegetate, by 1985 (usually with out).

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Definitions of veg

veg (n.)
edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant;
Synonyms: vegetable / veggie
From wordnet.princeton.edu