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sammie

[sam-ee]
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noun Informal.
  1. a sandwich.

Origin of sammie

1970–75; shortening of the pronunciation spelling “samwich,” where the “d” in sandwich is dropped and the nasal “n” changes to “m” to be more like the following “w”

Sammy

or Sam·mie

[sam-ee]
noun, plural Sam·mies.
  1. a male given name, form of Samuel.
  2. a female given name, form of Samantha.
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Examples from the Web for sammie

Historical Examples

  • No, no, saft-like same as Sammie—that was the kind for a woman to love.

    Sonnie-Boy's People

    James B. Connolly

  • An' yet—there were those who said that one like Sammie never made a good husband.

    Sonnie-Boy's People

    James B. Connolly

  • Only one shot in her, but make that one good; here y'are, Sammie.

    Sonnie-Boy's People

    James B. Connolly

  • He was back again from his visit to Sammie and Susie Littletail.

  • Sammie climbed it to five hundred feet in an hour and a half.


British Dictionary definitions for sammie

sammy

noun plural -mies
  1. informal (in South Africa) an Indian fruit and vegetable vendor who goes from house to house

Word Origin

C20: from the forename Sammy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sammie

Sammy

n.

British slang for "U.S. soldier in World War I," 1918, a reference to Uncle Sam.

A Sammie may be defined as an American soldier as he appears in an English newspaper or a French cinema. It is a name he did not invent, does not like, never uses and will not recognize. ["Stars & Stripes," March 29, 1918]
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