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
- ‘She is not the first to share (or enforce) her beliefs on me, and my boyf has experienced the same from people he knows.’
- ‘Well, I went for dinner with my gorgeous boyf.’
- ‘Julia is his long-suffering girlfriend Samantha who is not at all happy about her boyf's continuing criminal activities.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I need something for when I go out with my new boyf: any suggestions?’
- ‘Anyway, I got to wondering why I don't have a boyf.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's hard now that my boyf has started up studying again.’
- ‘I helped my boyf get a very prestigious research grant.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Stick with your boyf and let him know the choice you had to make.’
- ‘With her great job, fab boyf and gorgeous co-presenter, she's got a lot to smile about.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.