peanut butter and jelly (countable and uncountable, plural peanut butter and jellies)
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see peanut butter, jelly.
- (uncountable, US) Peanut butter and jelly (or jam) that is spread on bread to make a sandwich.
- (countable, US) A sandwich consisting of bread spread with layers of peanut butter and jelly.
1971, Michael Weller, Five Plays, published 1997, Moonchildren, page 19:
- On your average march you'll find you get through a good two peanut butter and jellies before you even get to where you're supposed to demonstrate
- 1979, Donald Barthelme, "Aria", originally published in The New Yorker, republished in Sixty Stories (1981)
- Sometimes they drift in from the Yukon and other far places, come in and sit down at the kitchen table, want a glass of milk and a peanut-butter-and-jelly, […] .
1994, Tom Clancy, Armored Cav, page 167:
- And by the end of the Apollo moon-landing program, NASA was allowing common grocery items like bread slices, canned meats, and peanut butter and jellies on lunar missions.
- 1996, Sherman Alexie, "Indian Killer", in Reading Seattle: The City in Prose (2014), Peter Donahue and John Trombold, eds., page 209
- I've got a peanut butter and jelly for your son.
2002, W. Z. Nelson, Hurricane Summer, page 72:
- Her mother stuffed a peanut butter and jelly into a bag and turned to look at Emily.
2015, Susan Behon, Made for Me:
- They sat across from each other on the blanket eating peanut butter and jellies and drinking pop.