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

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American Hero This is a sandwich, one hardy hoagie hugging Virginia ham, salami, pepperoni, a lettuce/slaw mixture, freshly made special sauce, tomatoes and American and jalapeno cheeses at R.E. Smith Food and Drink. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Hash brown grilled cheese! Here are 22 new foods at the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 5 Aug. 2018 Laspadas Original Hoagies: Subs are packed with meats that are sliced and then tossed theatrically between counter workers onto hoagie rolls, a football flourish at a regional chain popular with Dolphins fans for tailgating. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Publix subs are good (but not with chicken tenders). These are better. Our critic rates local sub shops.," 13 June 2019 Feels unlikely, but the temptation to rhyme hoagie with pierogie is understandable. 21. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "All 30 foods at MLB's new 'FoodFest,' ranked," 13 Mar. 2018 Each hoagie is an 8-inch Italian sandwich roll made with pepperoni, salami, shaved ham and provolone cheese. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To Cleveland.com., cleveland.com, "Chili Cook-Off puts spice into tasters' day: Olmsted Dates and Data," 29 Jan. 2018 Every time - one of the favorite things to make on my cheat day is a hoagie. Fox News, "Gutfeld: The left is turning on the left," 15 Sep. 2018 Other trucks would take hoagies to food bank Philabundance and nearby veterans centers. Kristin Balderas, Philly.com, "How the giant free hoagie from Wawa Hoagie Day gets made," 28 June 2018 This event will take place on the lawn of Independence Mall & National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.) from noon to 2 p.m. and will feature a seven-ton, Wawa hoagie. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Philly is celebrating America's birthday all week. Welcome to the party," 27 June 2018 But, doing so no longer makes it a cheesesteak or a hoagie. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "How to make a Philly cheesesteak," 5 July 2018

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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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