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According to the dictionary, a hot dog is a sandwich. Deal with it.
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Sandwich purists, hold onto your buns. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has just settled the age-old debate over whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich.

Hot dogs are sandwiches, folks.

The dictionary dropped the news just as everyone was heading out for Memorial Day weekend, and if you missed out, now you know. If you were grilling dogs at your BBQ, you were grilling sandwiches.

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It's a dog-eat-dog world out there for traditionalists who claim a sandwich requires two separate slices of bread. If hot dogs are sandwiches, are tacos also? Where do wraps fall into the equation? If a wrap is a sandwich, what about a burrito? And if you're counting any protein that's wrapped in a carb, then what happens to sushi? Is sushi a sandwich, too?! HELP.

Is the dictionary correct? Is a hot dog really a sandwich? Before spiraling into complete chaos, we turned to the experts to see what they thought. Here's what they had to say:

So we've got team sandwich and team "not a sandwich." Where do you stand?

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