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

Definition of hoagie

: 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 For experimental integrity, a classic Italian hoagie from Wawa, the convenience chain popular in the Philadelphia area, served as the control. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "First GameStop, Now a Jersey Delicatessen," 3 May 2021 The buttery hoagie roll retained it’s crunchy texture, but the real selling point was the generous portions of thinly cut steak with the proper amount of char and a blend of caramelized onions and bell peppers. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "One of San Antonio's best Philly cheesesteaks is at The New York Grill Express food truck," 2 Apr. 2021 Owner and Philadelphia-area native Kristina Mazza imports bread and meats from the area for an authentic cheesesteak and hoagie experience. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "Pizza, shrimp cocktail, seared salmon: Where to eat in Indianapolis during March Madness," 18 Mar. 2021 Every inch of this Hulk Hogan of a hoagie is stacked with your choice of five different cold cuts, plus cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Where to get the best Super Bowl takeout in Houston," 3 Feb. 2021 Antonio LaSpada opened his first hoagie shop in Atlantic City in 1908, shortly after emigrating from Sicily. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Philly tradition: You can smell it at LaSpada’s," 27 Dec. 2020 The restaurant is making a pastrami hoagie for the holidays that includes pastrami on a garlic-scallion roll with a small Caesar salad and French fries ($39). Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 The McRib – seasoned boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onions and pickles on a hoagie-style bun – made its national debut in the early 1980s, McDonald’s said. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "McDonald's McRib is back at restaurants nationwide Wednesday: 'The sauciest moment of the year is here'," 3 Dec. 2020 Pizza, available in both 18-inch pies and as single slices, as well as other Italian staples, feature some familiar names, like sausage from Jimmy’s Food Store and La Spiga Bakery hoagie rolls. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "The Avezzano family keeps Coach Joe’s legacy alive with new Yonkers Pizza Company," 18 Nov. 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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7 May 2021

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“Hoagie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoagie. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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