Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An appliance used for cooking food, typically consisting of an oven, hob, and grill and powered by gas or electricity.
- ‘For the middle classes, the decline of domestic servants was facilitated by the rise of domestic appliances, such as cookers, electric irons and vacuum cleaners.’
- ‘The pieces allow state of the art cookers, fridges, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers to be concealed behind beautiful facades and ingenious storage devices.’
- ‘Two walls of it were lined with cupboards and kitchen appliances, like the cooker and the fridge-freezer which was crammed with blue ice pops.’
- ‘Electric cookers, mattresses, fridge freezers, furniture, carpets and similar goods are all examples of the type of materials that can be collected.’
- ‘Features include a polished wooden floor, a tiled splashback, cream wall and floor units, an electric cooker and a gas hob.’
- ‘In addition to this the ultra-modern culinary arts kitchen includes both gas and electric cookers, microwave ovens etc.’
- ‘It was a time when pressure cookers, gas cookers and food mixers were making kitchen tasks easier, but refrigerators were still something of a novelty.’
- ‘Integrated appliances include a cooker with hob, double oven with extractor fan, a fridge-freezer and a dishwasher.’
- ‘Both families have found themselves frequently without lighting, heating, hot water or use of electrical appliances such as the cooker or kettle.’
- ‘Carelessness with regard to open fireplaces, heaters, cookers, electric blankets and smoking are the leading causes of fire deaths and injuries.’
- ‘There is a range of integrated appliances including an oven, cooker and four-ring ceramic hob.’
- ‘Most homeowners were left without basic living means after central heating, cookers, ovens, house alarms and telephones were damaged beyond use by the fault.’
- ‘Purchase rates for electric cookers and hobs are also above average.’
- ‘Here you will find Waterford's stainless steel range cookers, built-in ovens and hobs, hoods, splashbacks and an enormous American style fridge freezer.’
- ‘Like the fridge, the cooker was a staple appliance - every kitchen had one and it was a shape that we thought would never alter.’
- ‘‘Fourteen of us share two electric cookers and two fridges,’ he complains.’
- ‘Included in the sale are an electric cooker and gas hob.’
- ‘My kitchen consisted of a cold water tap, an electric cooker, and a dishwasher.’
- ‘The employees are not allowed to use electrical appliances like cookers, refrigerators and pressing irons for fear of overloading the system.’
- ‘Hot plates and electric cookers serve as kitchens.’
2informal An apple or other fruit that is more suitable for cooking than for eating raw:‘a fine crop of Bramley cookers’
- ‘This crisp and juicy apple is delicious either as an eater or cooker and is excellent for deep freezing.’
- ‘The apple is esteemed as both an eater and cooker and is admired for its fine colouring, shape and size.’
- ‘The Ampleforth orchard, which boasts 45 different varieties of apples - 40 eaters and five cookers - was established in its present form during World War Two.’
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.