Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Rough and bad-mannered; coarse:‘boorish behaviour’
coarse, uncouth, rude, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill-bred, ill-mannered, churlish, gruff, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unsophisticated, unrefined, common, rough, thuggish, loutishcrude, vulgar, crass, tasteless, unsavoury, gross, lumpen, brutish, bearish, barbaric, barbarous, neanderthal, philistineclodhopping, cloddish, slobbish, plebbyyobbishockerView synonyms
- ‘Decent people are routinely infuriated, intimidated and frightened by the boorish minority - and that is why it has become such a huge political issue.’
- ‘In interview, he'll often segue into a boorish, rambling mode which - while always hilarious - still seems like performance.’
- ‘It's possible to view a pirate as boorish and crass or as vivacious and life-loving.’
- ‘If this was just a joke on his part then I apologize, but it came off rude and boorish.’
- ‘He's been given a priceless chance to put a positive spin on the events of his life, but still manages to come off as boorish, sexist and vulgar.’
- ‘So you will appreciate I have a right and a duty to speak out when I witness boorish and loutish behaviour on the streets of Sligo, from whatever quarter it comes.’
- ‘She claimed that loutish youths, prying locals and boorish day-trippers were making life intolerable.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.