American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sandwich made on a (usually soft) long Italian roll.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the U. S., such as
hero, grinder, and submarine.
- n. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
- Alteration of hoggy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A hoagie is a sandwich -- or as Sinatra would have called it, 'a sangwich '-- made with fresh, thinly sliced lunch meats and provolone cheese on an Italian roll, stuffed with pickles, hot peppers and just anything else edible that could be found behind the counter.”
“While the exact origin of the multimeat Italian sandwich (grinder, hero, sub, et al.) is debatable, it seems the "hoagie" originated in South Philly.”
“His nose was the size of a hoagie bread, his mouth — his lips — those of a donkey's.”
“Move from a whole bagel to a bialy or English muffin, from a sub, hoagie, or plain roll to sliced bread.”
“If you order a sandwich on bread with a doughy inside including bagels, long steak or hoagie rolls, and plain hard or soft rolls, ask to have the inside scooped out before the filling is added.”
“According to their web site, it's a "hot dog stuffed inside a bratwurst, stuffed inside a kielbasa, topped with sauerkraut and mustard, and served on a hoagie roll.”
“Serve over polenta, or with penne pasta, or load up in a hoagie roll.”
“Mark offers to go get me a hoagie for lunch and I give him a few dollars.”
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