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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), who ate sandwiches so that he could continue gambling without leaving the table

sandwich

1 noun
     
sandwich
sand‧wich1 S2
1 [countable]DF two pieces of bread with cheese, meat, vegetables, cooked egg, etc between them:
a ham sandwich
2 [countable] British EnglishDF a cake consisting of two layers with jam and cream between them:
a raspberry sponge sandwich
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