Definition of Dagwood sandwich in English:

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Dagwood sandwich

Pronunciation: /ˌdaɡwo͝od ˈsandwiCH/
(also Dagwood)


A thick sandwich with a variety of different fillings.
Example sentences
  • I try to support them all, but suppose you can say my favourite is The Dagwood (nice big helpings and good steak).
  • As multi-layered as a Dagwood sandwich and as forlorn as the last day of summer, the album makes the most out of misery.
  • Halftime filler bonus: Now there's plenty of time to make that Dagwood sandwich.


1970s: named after Dagwood Bumstead, a comic-strip character who makes and eats this type of sandwich.

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Syllabification: Dag·wood sand·wich

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