noun Informal.

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”


or Sam·mie


noun, plural Sam·mies.

a male given name, form of Samuel.
a female given name, form of Samantha. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -mies

informal (in South Africa) an Indian fruit and vegetable vendor who goes from house to house

Word Origin for sammy

C20: from the forename Sammy
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Word Origin and History for sammie



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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