Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A person who drinks large quantities of alcohol.
- ‘These boozers have probably had enough to drink by then and should go home and go to sleep.’
- ‘Nick was a boozer, hitting the sauce bigtime from a young age.’
- ‘BBC'S Panorama on binge drinking proved the drinks industry is turning us into a nation of boozers.’
- ‘Two very friendly people, who patiently waited for boozers to choose their poison, manned the drink ticket table.’
- ‘Swindon is winning the war against under age boozers who flout the law by buying alcohol.’
- ‘As a people we seem determined to lend credence to the outsiders image of us as a nation of freewheeling boozers with a sizeable streak of irresponsibility in our make-up.’
- ‘It happens that both of the deceased chums who passed in the past weeks are from the UK, both hale-fellows-well-met - and both legendary boozers.’
- ‘Street boozers on a Swindon estate could soon have their drink taken off them by police.’
- ‘The cheap booze flowed freely, and like alley drug dealers giving out that first free hit, so did the drink companies use the clubs to recruit a new generation of boozers.’
- ‘The Argentine papers were not slow to portray the Scots as boozers, drinking their hotel dry and sending out for more whisky.’
- ‘Could it be that the economy of Old Town and Swindon would suffer if the clubbers and boozers were curtailed by the very alcohol-free zones which are being suggested?’
- ‘There is one rule that my friends, most of whom are boozers of an intensity and dedication I'd rarely seen before, have drilled into me.’
- ‘At the risk of merely confirming Stephen's description of the Brit boozer, I've been drunk or been with drunken people in most parts of Europe and on the whole it has been fun.’
- ‘Yes, but the boozers are much more noticeable up here in the north because they drink simply and solely to get legless.’
- ‘The movie ignores the fact that he was an alcoholic who died a penniless boozer.’
- ‘It won't stop alcoholics or regular boozers but it will moderate consumption.’
- ‘Traders say they are fed up with seeing the boozers drinking from bottles hidden in plastic bags and urinating in the church grounds.’
- ‘She was deadly serious, confessing like a boozer at Alcoholics Anonymous.’
- ‘Temperance groups - as devoted to their cause as were the drinkers - did their best and often succeeded in persuading boozers that strong drink was their undoing.’
- ‘According to the government report, 40 per cent of male boozers binge drink in excess of four pints of beer and many drink three or four times the recommended intake on typical Saturday night out.’
- 1.1British A pub or bar.
- ‘‘Walking into the local boozer on a Friday night was an intriguing experience,’ he says.’
- ‘More of a private lounge than a public boozer, you ring a doorbell, a kindly staff member leads you to the lounge and you peruse a menu of classic cigars before taking your pick.’
- ‘That evening, the twins held a celebratory drink at their favourite boozer, The Blind Beggar.’
- ‘In an age when pubs change their look more often than many drinkers change their underpants, two York boozers are being celebrated for staying the same.’
- ‘Somehow that post-tour pint is always more satisfying than a trip to your local boozer, it is as if you have earned the right to be drinking it.’
- ‘The point of these boozers is to drink their beers - how about the Hog Ale, drunk outside on the balcony!’
- ‘We had both known Nick for years and years; he used to be the manager at our local boozer, so we knew we could trust him.’
- ‘A drinker who smashed up his favourite boozer after a row with the landlady unwittingly landed himself a court appearance.’
- ‘Bar Talk has learned that regulars at one of York's classiest local boozers will be drinking the health of England's patron saint in style on Monday.’
- ‘In our own inimitable style, the team retired to the local boozer to drink beer, play drinking games and sing the occasional song.’
- ‘The Duke of Wellington is remembered for his victory at Waterloo, his historic status commemorated in the names of innumerable local boozers.’
- ‘If you can come up with a name and he chooses it for his new pub, you will win a VIP night, including loads of free drink, at the boozer's opening night.’
- ‘But they are not in a boozer, drinking beer and spirits.’
- ‘It's a lively place for a drink - there aren't many other boozers of note in the area - but avoid the food on the bizarrely-assembled menu.’
- ‘We all live near to each other so us lads decided to have a night on the town - nothing much really, a few drinks in our local boozer, but it was a good laugh all the same.’
- ‘Although clearly not one of York's oldest pubs, the boozer does have a proud and well-recorded history.’
- ‘Things have changed dramatically in this historic city over the years, with drinking patterns altering from the traditional boozers to the rash of continental style café-bars that are opening everywhere.’
- ‘That could have been half the cast I saw drinking outside the redbrick boozer by the station.’
- ‘He sounds like one of those fellas you get down at my local boozer.’
- ‘And, in that time, he has drunk 63,336 pints at his favourite boozer.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.