[ hoh-gee ]
/ ˈhoʊ gi /
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noun, plural hoa·gies.New Jersey and Pennsylvania (chiefly Philadelphia).
a hero sandwich.
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Origin of hoagy
An Americanism first recorded in 1940–45; several anecdotal hypotheses have been advanced as to the origin 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
See hero sandwich.
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Example sentences from the Web for hoagy
Hoagy was somewhat good-looking but far from movie-star handsome.