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sandwich

sand·wich

sandwich

 
 
pronunciation:
saend wIch [or] saen wIch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: slices of bread with other food between them such as meat, cheese, or jelly.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sandwiched, sandwiches, sandwiching
definition: to fit or squeeze in between two things.
She sandwiched herself between two people in the crowded subway.
Word History
The sandwich was named after the English Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who liked to spend hours at a time at the gambling tables. Instead of stopping to have a meal, he had his food brought to him in an unusual fashion: meat in between slices of toast.