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Philadelphian word for a sub sandwhich. Word likely has its origins from "Hog Island", which was an island intersecting the Delaware and Schuylkyl Rivers. The Irish and Italian people who lived there during the early 20th century where known as "Hog Islanders." In addition, they referred to one another many times as "Hogans" during their lunchbreaks. Eventually, the unique sandwhiches the men ate (they where large loaves of Philadelphian bread filled with meats--a precurser to the moder sub/hoagie) simply became known as "hoggies." Sometime by the end of WWII, the word transformed into its modern pronunciation and spelling: "hoagie."
John: You want to get some sandwhiches at Subway?

Friend: Nah. They're not real hoagies. I'd rather go somewhere else.
by RealDuffy July 23, 2005
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A Philadelphia term for a bike. Not just ANY bike. For a bike to be a real hoagie, it must be a moving pile of shit.
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A Philadelphia-area colloquialism for sub or submarine sandwich often known in the New York City Metropolitan area as a hero.

Exceptions:

One would not say "Meatball hoagie" they would say "Meatball sandwich" or "Meatball sub".
Let's go to Gino's to grab a hoagie.
by Sam Carmichael-Parker December 08, 2004
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Sandwich (made in Philadelphia and surrounding areas) on Italian long Roll. Consists of any type of sliced Deli(lunch) meat that is heavily layered inside the roll. A Hoagie is made up of any combination of shredded lettuce,sliced tomato,sliced cheese,hot peppers,sweet peppers, mayo on roll. A hoagie can also be made with tuna instead of deli meat
Yo im goin' to da Papi store to get a hoagie.
by CandyRain89 September 09, 2011
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An awesome sandwich from wawa... not to be confused with a sub, grinder, hero, or any variation of other terms...the greatest sandwich ever is a hoagie.
child: Mr. Travis? What's a hoagie?

Mr. Travis: It's a sub dawg!
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