sandwich

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English[edit]

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An Italian sandwich.
a composite material sandwich with a honeycomb core

Etymology[edit]

Named after its supposed inventor, the Earl of Sandwich (see Sandwich).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsæn(d)wɪd͡ʒ/, /ˈsæn(d)wɪt͡ʃ/, [ˈsæmwɪd͡ʒ], [ˈsæ̃wɪd͡ʒ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsænˌ(d)wɪt͡ʃ/, [ˈsæmˌwɪt͡ʃ], [ˈsæmˌɪt͡ʃ], [ˈsæ̃ˌwɪt͡ʃ]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: SDCH

Noun[edit]

sandwich (plural sandwiches or sandwichs)

  1. A dish or foodstuff where two or more slices of bread serve as the wrapper or container of some other food.
    • 2002, Serena Carrington, Avalon, Writers Club Press, p.92:
      He laid out a linen tablecloth and a few sandwichs from some bread, dressing, and beef.
    • 2012, Allie McNeil, Watergate Summer, AuthorHouse, p.160:
      And the only "care" I could offer was egg sandwichs and Lilly's unfaltering attention.
  2. (by extension) Any combination formed by layering one type of material between two layers of some other material.
  3. (UK) A layer cake or sandwich cake.
    • 2016, Alysa Levene, Cake: A Slice of History:
      [] our local agricultural fair in Warwickshire even has a category for Victoria sandwiches baked by male bakers.
  4. (archaic) A sandwichman (one who wears a sandwich board).
    • Pall Mall Gazette, quoted in 2004, Chris Jenks, Urban Culture (page 129)
      We have, and not so very long ago, seen women employed as 'sandwiches'.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Ireland and the UK, sandwich often presupposes sliced bread, in which case similar foods made with other types of bread are called "filled roll", "filled bap", etc.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynne Murphy (28 May 2014) "sandwiches, more particularly bacon sandwiches" Separated by a Common Language

Verb[edit]

sandwich (third-person singular simple present sandwiches, present participle sandwiching, simple past and past participle sandwiched)

  1. To place one item between two other, usually flat, items
    • 1959 May, William Jones and John Hodge, “Resorts for Railfans - 28: Cardiff, Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 265:
      An oddity of the auto-train services, incidentally, was the occasional "doubling", usually for football excursions, when the load was increased to four coaches with the engine sandwiched between.
    • 2021 June 14, Scott Mullen, “Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      But as the game looked destined for a stalemate at half-time, the hammer blow arrived. A corner was just about cleared, only for the Scots to switch off.
      Vladimir Coufal overlapped with space and time on his side, his delivery being met by Schick, who steered his header home while sandwiched between Liam Cooper and Grant Hanley.
  2. (figuratively) To put or set something between two others, in time.
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.
  3. (sex) To double penetrate
    • 2017, Madhuri Pavamani, Juma:
      They sandwiched her, the footballer at her back, his dick tucked into the perfect seam of her ass as he fingered her pussy while the shorter, leaner, covered-in-tattoos Monsieur Artiste kissed her and pinched her nipples

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Adjective[edit]

sandwich (not comparable)

  1. (US) Of a meal or serving size that is smaller than a dinner.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective sense is used primarily by restaurants specializing in barbecue, and does not imply that the meal includes an actual sandwich.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sandwich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sanvitsj/, [ˈsanˌʋid̥ɕ], [ˈsanˌwid̥ɕ], [ˈsanˌʋid̥s]

Noun[edit]

sandwich c (singular definite sandwichen, plural indefinite sandwich or sandwicher)

  1. sandwich

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sandwich, after the Earl of Sandwich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛnd.ʋɪtʃ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sand‧wich

Noun[edit]

sandwich m (plural sandwiches, diminutive sandwichje n)

  1. sandwich

Usage notes[edit]

  • A sandwich is more commonly called a boterham (which may also denote a single slice of bread) or a broodje (which may also denote a bun or roll) in Dutch.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sandwich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɑ̃.dwiʃ/, /sɑ̃.dwitʃ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sandwich m (plural sandwichs or sandwiches)

  1. sandwich (food)
    Hyponyms: jambon beurre, panini, tacos français

Usage notes[edit]

  • French does not follow the English rule of adding es to nouns ending in the sound /tʃ/. Since the final /s/ is not pronounced in the plural, there is no difficulty in pronouncing the plural formed by adding s rather than es.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sandwich.

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Noun[edit]

sandwich m (invariable)

  1. sandwich

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From English sandwich

Noun[edit]

sandwich m (definite singular sandwichen, indefinite plural sandwicher, definite plural sandwichene)

  1. a sandwich

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From English sandwich, supposedly named for its inventor, the Earl of Sandwich.

Noun[edit]

sandwich m (definite singular sandwichen, indefinite plural sandwichar, definite plural sandwichane)

  1. a sandwich

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sandwich m (plural sandwiches)

  1. Misspelling of sándwich.