banh mi

or bánh mì

[ bahn mee ]
/ ˈbɑn mi /


a Vietnamese sandwich on a crisp baguette spread with mayonnaise, typically containing pork or chicken and pâté, with pickled vegetables, cucumber, and cilantro.

Nearby words

  1. bangs, john kendrick,
  2. bangtail,
  3. bangtail muster,
  4. bangui,
  5. bangweulu,
  6. bani,
  7. bania,
  8. banian,
  9. banish,
  10. banishment

Origin of banh mi

First recorded in 1985–90; from Vietnamese bánh mì “bread, baguette,” equivalent to bánh “any food made from flour; bread; cake” + “wheat, noodles” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019