sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) , ˈsam-; dialectal ˈsaŋ- \

Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between
b : one slice of bread covered with food Have an open-faced sandwich, with one slice of bread instead of two, mustard instead of butter, and some vegetable sticks to munch on.Your Health & Fitness
2 : something resembling a sandwich especially : composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core


sandwiched; sandwiching; sandwiches

Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make into or as if into a sandwich especially : to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character
2 : to make a place for often used with in or between


geographical name
Sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich How to pronounce Sandwich (audio) \

Definition of Sandwich (Entry 3 of 3)

town on the Stour River in Kent, southeastern England population 4600

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Synonyms for sandwich

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

Noun I had a ham sandwich for lunch. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Verb sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The chicken sandwich war took a political turn this weekend. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, 6 June 2021 The rest of the doughnut and breakfast-sandwich lineup is on Facebook and Instagram. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 Much like Portland with its doughnuts, judging Philadelphia by its most famous sandwich shops might leave you underwhelmed. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 The label released a sandwich box and water bottles, along with beach volleyballs, surfboards, and frisbees. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 4 June 2021 The first 100 walk-ups at a clinic in Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County on Thursday will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a Zingerman's sandwich. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 On opening day, the first 50 customers will get a free Royal ice cream sandwich., 4 June 2021 Taylor plans for the menu to be South American inspired, with items like empanadas, chorizo queso fundido, and a Cubano sandwich on the menu. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 Go beyond the basics with recipes for everything from creative sandwich cookies to towering cookie masterpieces guaranteed to impress. Good Housekeeping, 3 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Leaders who are able to sandwich vision casting with both a top-down and bottom-up approach will have a greater chance of building consensus. Robert Harbols, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 The sweet versions can be served plain, topped with decorations, or used to sandwich a cream or jam filling. Lara Lee, Bon Appétit, 19 Apr. 2021 Roast a few marshmallows and sandwich them between chocolate and graham crackers for an ooey-gooey dessert. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2020 Northeast Ohio summer can be sandwiched by lingering winters and cool springs before warm weather, followed by brisk, jacket-wearing autumn. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 June 2020 She is sandwiched by two other salons, one that has a strong white base and the other that has a strong Asian base. al, 7 June 2020 If a filter is utilized, it should be sandwiched between the outer layers of the cloth masks for an optimal fit, said Mendez. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 3 June 2020 Usually, the conversion system is sandwiched between a high-performance solar panel and the antenna that is used to transmit the energy. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 14 May 2020 Toward the end of its run, the program was sandwiched between Perry Mason reruns and Bugs Bunny. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of sandwich


1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandwich


John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat

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The first known use of sandwich was in 1762

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9 Jun 2021

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“Sandwich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them
: two or more cookies, crackers, or slices of cake with something between them



English Language Learners Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

somewhat informal : to put (someone or something) in the space between two other things or people


sand·​wich | \ ˈsand-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them


sandwiched; sandwiching

Kids Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fit in between two or more things or people The children were sandwiched between their parents.


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