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(Entry 1 of 3)

a large sandwich on a long split roll
  • we shared a tuna sub at lunch

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Synonyms of sub (Entry 2 of 3)

a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • we had a sub in English today, so we didn't get our test results back

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Synonyms of sub (Entry 3 of 3)

to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
  • the weekend anchor is subbing for the station's main anchor all this week
  • she subbed for middle school teachers in the district as needed

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The first known use of sub was in 1777

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“Sub.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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