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 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

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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 Fish sandwich: one piece of fish on a hoagie bun, served with fries, slaw and lemon, $10. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 Fish sandwich: one piece of fish on a hoagie bun, served with fries, slaw and lemon, $10. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 More than 30 Denny’s locations in California and Oregon are selling sausage links, hoagie rolls, diced onions and more. Washington Post, "Cheeseburger with a side of toilet paper and dog food: Restaurants pivot to groceries to stay in business," 11 Apr. 2020 Fish sandwich: one piece of fish on a hoagie bun, served with fries, slaw and lemon, $10. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 What to do: Fuel up with a hoagie at Lee’s before renting a set of wheels at Harbor Bike & Beach Shop, then steer south to check out the sprawling bird sanctuary off Second Avenue. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Beaches in New Jersey for When You Need to Escape the City," 10 Mar. 2020 Fish sandwich: one piece of fish on a hoagie bun, served with fries, slaw and lemon, $10. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 Fish sandwich: one piece of fish on a hoagie bun, served with fries, slaw and lemon, $10. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 Try the house signature pizza with sausage, fennel and housemade mozzarella or meatball sandwich topped with three cheeses and red sauce on a hoagie roll. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "17 restaurants for great lunch deals in metro Phoenix," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hoagie

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoagie

origin unknown

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12 May 2020

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“Hoagie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoagie. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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