Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person's boyfriend:‘she's just been dumped by her boyf’
lover, sweetheart, loved one, love, beloved, darling, dearest, young man, man friend, man, escort, suitor, wooer, admirer, worshipper, followerView synonyms
- ‘I helped my boyf get a very prestigious research grant.’
- ‘Julia is his long-suffering girlfriend Samantha who is not at all happy about her boyf's continuing criminal activities.’
- ‘I just grumbled and grumbled about how dull, dull, dull football was and how mean, mean, mean my beastly boyf was to drag me there.’
- ‘With her great job, fab boyf and gorgeous co-presenter, she's got a lot to smile about.’
- ‘Anyway, I got to wondering why I don't have a boyf.’
- ‘Stick with your boyf and let him know the choice you had to make.’
- ‘Well, I went for dinner with my gorgeous boyf.’
- ‘I need something for when I go out with my new boyf: any suggestions?’
- ‘She is not the first to share (or enforce) her beliefs on me, and my boyf has experienced the same from people he knows.’
- ‘It's hard now that my boyf has started up studying again.’
- ‘I have a feeling sis + boyf won't get married, but I must ask them - Mandy is very modern in some ways, quite traditional in others.’
- ‘I've become more organised with my social life, because I know that if I didn't make the effort I could easily end up not seeing anyone apart from the people I live with and maybe the boyf.’
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.