Club sandwich


      • a sandwich with multiple layers
        Referring to a sandwich that has several layers of fillings, usually including various meats, vegetables, and condiments.

      • a sandwich served with toothpicks
        Describing a sandwich that has been cut into quarters and held together with toothpicks, often served as a finger food at parties or events.

      • a sandwich that is difficult to eat
        Indicating that a sandwich is so big or packed with fillings that it is difficult to take a bite or eat without making a mess.

    Examples of Club sandwich


      The idiom "club sandwich" is commonly used to refer to a type of sandwich that has multiple layers of fillings. It can also be used to describe a sandwich that is served with toothpicks or one that is difficult to eat due to its size or amount of fillings. Overall, the idiom is used to describe a specific type of sandwich that is typically more complex than a traditional sandwich.

      Origin of "Club sandwich"

      The term "club sandwich" is believed to have originated in the late 19th century in the United States. It is said to have been created at the Union Club in New York City and was originally known as the "Clubhouse Sandwich." The sandwich was named after the club where it was created and was a popular menu item among club members.

      The exact reason for the name "club sandwich" is unclear, but there are a few theories. Some believe that the sandwich got its name because it was commonly served at social clubs and gatherings. Others suggest that the name "club" refers to the multiple layers of ingredients, similar to the layers of a club or organization.

      Regardless of its origin, the club sandwich has become a popular and well-known type of sandwich, often found on menus in restaurants and cafes. It has also been adapted and modified in various ways, with different types of meats, vegetables, and condiments being used in different variations of the sandwich.