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sandwich

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noun sand·wich \ˈsan(d)-ˌwich, ˈsam-; dial ˈsaŋ-\

Simple Definition of sandwich

  • : two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them

  • : two or more cookies, crackers, or slices of cake with something between them

Full Definition of sandwich

  1. 1a :  two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in betweenb :  one slice of bread covered with food

  2. 2 :  something resembling a sandwich; especially :  composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core

Examples of sandwich

  1. I had a ham sandwich for lunch.

  2. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich



Origin of sandwich

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat


First Known Use: 1762


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sandwich

transitive verb sand·wich

Simple Definition of sandwich

  • : to put (someone or something) in the space between two other things or people

Full Definition of sandwich

  1. 1 :  to make into or as if into a sandwich; especially :  to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character

  2. 2 :  to make a place for —often used with in or between

Examples of sandwich

  1. <sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow>



1861

First Known Use of sandwich

1861


Sandwich

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geographical name Sand·wich \ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich\

Definition of Sandwich

  1. town SE England in Kent on Stour River pop 4227





SANDWICH Defined for Kids

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sandwich

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noun sand·wich \ˈsand-ˌwich\

Definition of sandwich

  1. :  two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them



History for sandwich

John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, who lived from 1718 to 1792, was not a very distinguished figure in English history. According to stories told in the 1760s he was best known for gambling. The Earl is said to have once spent 24 hours at the gaming tables without eating anything but slices of cold beef between pieces of toast. If the story is correct, it describes the invention of what is called a sandwich, still one of the most popular of fast foods.


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sandwich

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verb sand·wich

Definition of sandwich

sand·wichedsand·wich·ing

  1. :  to fit in between two or more things or people <The children were sandwiched between their parents.>





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