Reuben sandwich


Reu·​ben sandwich
¦rübən- in rapid speech also ¦rübᵊm-
variants or Reuben
: a grilled sandwich consisting of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut usually on rye bread

Word History


probably after Reuben Kulakofsky †1960 American grocer & reputed inventor of the sandwich

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Reuben sandwich was in 1927

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“Reuben sandwich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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