knuckle sandwich etymology

English word knuckle sandwich comes from Proto-Indo-European *mnt-, English Sandwich, Portuguese Kent, and later Proto-Germanic *munþaz (Mouth.)

Detailed word origin of knuckle sandwich

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mnt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
Sandwich English (eng) A town in Kent, south-east England, one of the historic Cinque Ports.. An English habitational surname originating from this town.. One of several younger towns named after the town in Kent or after a person bearing the surname:. Sandwich, Illinois.. Sandwich, Massachusetts.. Sandwich, New Hampshire.
Kent Portuguese (por)
*munþaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mouth.
mūþ Old English (ang)
muþ Old English (ang) Mouth. Opening, door, gate.
mouth Middle English (enm) Mouth.
sandwich English (eng) (UK) A layer cake or sandwich cake.. (by extension) Any combination formed by layering one type of material between two layers of some other material.. A dish or foodstuff where two or more slices of bread serve as the wrapper or container of some other food. (US) Of a meal or serving size that is smaller than a dinner. (figuratively) To put or set something between two others, in time.. To [...]
knuckle sandwich English (eng) (slang) A punch to the face, especially to the mouth.

Words with the same origin as knuckle sandwich

Descendants of Sandwich
mouth