Definition of Dagwood sandwich in English:

Dagwood sandwich

(also Dagwood)


  • A thick sandwich with a variety of different fillings.

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


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


Dagwood sandwich

/ˌdaɡwo͝od ˈsandwiCH/