submarine sandwich sub`ma*rine" sand"wich, n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied; called also {hoagie}, {hero}, {hero sandwich}, {grinder}, {sub}, {submarine}, {poor boy}, and {Italian sandwich}. A single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings and cut into pieces for individual consumption. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hoagie — hoagie, hoagy hoagy . a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the U. S., such as {hero} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoagie — ☆ hoagie or hoagy [hō′gē ] n. pl. hoagies 〚? altered < hoggie (/span> HOG), named in reference to large size〛 HERO SANDWICH * * * hoa·gie also hoa·gy (hōʹgē) n. Chiefly Pe …   Universalium

  • hoagie — American English (originally Philadelphia) word for hero, large sandwich made from a long, split roll; originally hoggie (c.1936), traditionally said to be named for Big Band songwriter Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (1899 1981), but the use of …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoagie — ☆ hoagie or hoagy [hō′gē ] n. pl. hoagies [? altered < hoggie (< HOG), named in reference to large size] HERO SANDWICH …   English World dictionary

  • Hoagie — A hoagie is a style of sandwich popular in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. It consists of an elongated roll typically packed with a selection of cold lunch meats, sliced cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet or hot peppers, oregano, and… …   Wikipedia

  • hoagie — noun /ˈhoʊ.ɡi/ A sandwich made on a (usually soft) long Italian roll. I am going to Wawa to get a hoagie for lunch. Syn: grinder, hero, sub, submarine sandwich …   Wiktionary

  • hoagie — also hoagy noun (plural hoagies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1943 submarine 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoagie — n. large sandwich made from French bread filled with salad and slices of meat and cheese (also hoagy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoagie — [ həʊgi] noun (plural hoagies) chiefly N. Amer. a long filled bread roll. Origin 1960s: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hoagie — hoa·gie …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”