Word of the day

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hoagie (noun) –  (Cookery) US A large sandwich consisting of a long roll split lengthwise and filled with layers of meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and condiments. Also called grinder, hero, submarine sandwich. Also called regionally torpedo, wedge, zep.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : American English (originally Philadelphia) word for “hero sandwich, large sandwich made from a long, split roll;” originally hoggie (circa 1936), traditionally said to be named for Big Band songwriter Hoagland Howard “Hoagy” Carmichael (1899-1981), but the use of the word pre-dates his celebrity and the original spelling seems to suggest another source (perhaps hog). Modern spelling is circa 1945, and might have been altered by influence of Carmichael’s nickname.

 


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