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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.
hoagie (plural hoagies)
- (US, central and eastern Pennsylvania) A sandwich made on a (usually soft) long Italian roll.
- I am going to Wawa to get a hoagie for lunch.
- (sandwich): see sub