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

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Under the hot July sun, about 40 people passed around sliced turkey, ham and pastrami hoagies in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "‘We’re a family community’: Teens lead tours to show the real North Lawndale," 26 July 2019 The partnership will make the retailer’s built-to-order hoagies the Ravens’ official sandwich and include in-store and stadium promotions, such as chances to win game tickets and merchandise. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Wawa becomes Baltimore Ravens “official hoagie” and partner," 22 July 2019 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

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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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