hoagie

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English[edit]

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A hoagie

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Often suggested to derive from hog, either in reference to Hog Island, a site of shipyards that employed Italian immigrants (who were supposedly called hoggies and who supposedly packed these sandwiches for lunch), or in reference to pork as an ingredient.[1]

Noun[edit]

hoagie ‎(plural hoagies)

  1. (US, central and eastern Pennsylvania) A sandwich made on a (usually soft) long Italian roll; a submarine sandwich.
    I am going to Wawa to get a hoagie for lunch.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (sandwich): see sub

References[edit]

  1. ^ hoagie” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.