hoagy

or hoa·gie

[ hoh-gee ]
/ ˈhoʊ gi /

noun, plural hoa·gies. New Jersey and Pennsylvania (chiefly Philadelphia ).

a hero sandwich.

Origin of hoagy

1965–70, Americanism; a number of anecdotal hypotheses have been advanced as to the orig. of the word, most claiming it to be derivative of hog, either in reference to pork as an ingredient, or as an epithet for a person capable of eating such a sandwich, or alluding to Hog Island, an industrial and shipping area of South Philadelphia; but corroborating evidence is lacking; see -ie

regional variation note for hoagy

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British Dictionary definitions for hoagie

hoagie
/ (ˈhəʊɡɪ) /

noun

US a sandwich made with a long, narrow bread roll

Word Origin for hoagie

C20: of uncertain origin
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