hoagie

noun
hoa·​gie | \ ˈhō-gē How to pronounce hoagie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hoagy
plural hoagies

Definition of hoagie

US
: a large sandwich on a long split roll with any of a variety of fillings : a submarine sandwich (see submarine entry 2 sense 2) A traveler from New Orleans, accustomed to ordering a poor boy for lunch, still must order a grinder in Upstate New York to get a sandwich on a long hard roll. In Boston it is called submarine, but in Philadelphia the sandwich is a hoagie— Ann Himmelberger Wald Hoagie is the name given to the sandwich in Philadelphia. Hoagie is common throughout Pennsylvania and much of southern New Jersey.— William Grimes A steak hoagie was even better. The thin-sliced meat was tender, the bun soft and fresh, the provolone properly melted, all the innards in adequate helpings and the dressing unusually tasty …— Pete Bishop

Examples of hoagie in a Sentence

She had a meatball hoagie for lunch. had a steak-and-cheese hoagie for the first time in Philadelphia
Recent Examples on the Web Divide the mixture into 4 equal servings and shape them into long ovals the approximate size of the hoagie rolls, and place them in the freezer for 45 minutes, or until just firm to the touch but not frozen. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Dec. 2021 Crab and lobster sensation meat topped with sliced cucumbers and coleslaw on a hoagie. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 July 2022 Purists insist the Philly cheesesteak is enveloped inside a hoagie bun. Terry Ward, CNN, 11 May 2022 Not since Tony Soprano has eat-acting been so enmeshed with a performance, and Winslet couldn’t have done it without McCarthy, a local to the Philadelphia suburb where the show was shot, who made each hoagie, cheesesteak, and Rolling Rock a reality. Casey Mink, Vulture, 31 May 2021 Their Dublin Dog is a quarter-pound bratwurst covered in relish, onion and sauerkraut served on a hoagie bun. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 17 Mar. 2022 Pepperidge Farm makes a sesame seed hoagie roll close to what McDonald’s uses. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Dec. 2021 With nothing but a notepad, a weathered Ocean City sweatshirt two sizes too big, and a mouth full of hoagie, Mare gets to the bottom of many Easttown crimes, occasionally committing her own unforgivable offenses in the process. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 9 Dec. 2021 The event is being held in lieu of the pipe band’s annual hoagie sandwich sale, which cannot be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Danahey, chicagotribune.com, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hoagie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of hoagie

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoagie

origin unknown

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best lunch boxes.

Learn More About hoagie

Dictionary Entries Near hoagie

hoactzin

hoagie

hoar

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hoagie

Last Updated

11 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Hoagie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoagie. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!