hoagie

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English[edit]

A hoagie

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Etymology[edit]

Common term in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. Reportedly derived from a term for Italian immigrants who worked at the Hog Island ship yards (hoggies) in the Delaware River during World War I, who packed such sandwiches for lunch.

Noun[edit]

hoagie (plural hoagies)

  1. A sandwich made on a (usually soft) long Italian roll.
    I am going to Wawa to get a hoagie for lunch.

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