A peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- The definition of a sandwich is two slices of bread with filling in between them, or something arranged in this layered form.
An example of a sandwich is peanut butter and jelly between two pieces of whole wheat bread.
- Sandwich is defined as to squeeze or place between two people or things.
An example of sandwich is to wiggle and squeeze into line between two people.
- two or more slices of bread with a filling of meat, fish, cheese, jam, etc. between them: now sometimes used of a single slice of bread covered with meat, gravy, etc.
- anything in a layered arrangement like a sandwich
Origin of sandwichafter John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), said to have eaten these in order not to leave the gaming table for meals
Origin of SandwichOld English Sandwic from sand, sand + wic, wick
- a. Two or more slices of bread with a filling such as meat or cheese placed between them.b. A partly split long or round roll containing a filling.c. One slice of bread covered with a filling.
- Something resembling a sandwich: She layered a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies to create a sandwich.
transitive verbsand·wiched, sand·wich·ing, sand·wich·es
- To insert (one thing) tightly between two other things often of differing character or quality. “She showed me her wedding band, which was sandwiched on the same finger between two prettier, fancier rings” ( Dan Leone )
- To collide with or crash into (a person, for example) with impacts on opposing sides: The quarterback passed the football just before he was sandwiched by two linebackers.
- To make room or time for: sandwiched a vacation between business trips.
Origin of sandwichAfter John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), British politician
(third-person singular simple present sandwiches, present participle sandwiching, simple past and past participle sandwiched)
- To place one item between two other, usually flat, items
- (figuratively) To put or set something between two others, in time.
- The adjective sense is used primarily by restaurants specializing in barbeque, and does not imply that the meal includes an actual sandwich.
Named after its supposed inventor, the Earl of Sandwich (see Sandwich).
The family name is from Old English SandwicÃ¦, a place in Kent, lit. "sandy harbor."