Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- archaic term for enema
- ‘Since at least the days of Hippocratic hygiene, and until at least the mid nineteenth century, the Western medical profession urged the regular prophylactic use of emetics and clysters.’
- ‘The remedies which they use are large clysters, whereby they void store of windiness.’
Late Middle English: from Old French clystere or Latin clyster, from Greek klustēr syringe, from kluzein wash out.
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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.