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1sandwich

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

: 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
a :  two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between
b :  one slice of bread covered with food
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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2sandwich

transitive verb

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

Full Definition of SANDWICH

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

Examples of SANDWICH

  1. <sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow>

First Known Use of SANDWICH

1861

Related to SANDWICH

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Sandwich

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

Definition of SANDWICH

town SE England in Kent on Stour River pop 4227
SANDWICH Defined for Kids

1sandwich

noun sand·wich \ˈsand-ˌwich\

Definition of SANDWICH for Kids

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

Word History of 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.

2sandwich

verb
sand·wichedsand·wich·ing

Definition of SANDWICH for Kids

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