Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A person or thing that crimps.
- ‘The same is true for styling tools like hot curlers, curling irons or crimpers.’
- ‘As coated stents become more widely used, it is time to address contamination and product defect issues associated with traditional crimpers.’
- ‘Limit the use of hot blow-drying, crimpers, and curling irons.’
- ‘Run a dough crimper along the edge of the beignet.’
- ‘Recommendations include not using crimpers on hay intended for horses.’
- ‘For example a 1 1/2-inch-wide strip of colored paper run through the crimper, then secured with a staple and embellished with a flower, becomes a festive napkin ring.’
- ‘She went downstairs into the bathroom to turn her hair crimper on.’
- ‘The strike of the shoe-treers and crimpers for higher wages involved nine firms in Spencer.’
- ‘These crimpers make fabrication of your own hose assemblies quick and easy, with quality results.’
- ‘Using the correct setting on the crimpers squeeze down on the fitting to crimp and secure it to the cable.’
- ‘Before I saw your crimper roller in last month's New Farm article, I was planning to sickle mow the wheat next spring prior to hand transplanting.’
- ‘A whole slew of peripheral suppliers also unveiled new gadgets, from fire pressure control technology to crimpers, bars and trailers.’
- ‘A tool that already existed for decorating ceramics, a rouletting wheel is similar to a pie crimper in both appearance and function.’
- ‘Warm up your hair crimper, put on a headband and give it a spin!’
2informal A hairdresser:‘the celebrity crimper has built up such a loyal following’
- ‘News has filtered through that celebrity crimper Charles Worthington is now up to his clippers in cash.’
- ‘The celebrity crimper is trimming back his property portfolio.’
- ‘A hairdresser is on a mission to rescue the public from cowboy crimpers.’
- ‘The pay isn't as bad as some people think - salaries start at around £15,000 - but only the top crimpers who own their own salons can hope to make a lot of money.’
- ‘Now her locks are layered and feathered by Udo Walz, a celebrity crimper.’
- ‘As they are being snipped and pampered in a South London beauty parlour, crimper Paul teases out the secrets as he cuts and blows.’
- ‘Corrie crimpers Candice and Maria, played by Nikki Sanderson and Samia Ghadie, were helping to launch drive to encourage people to get off their sofas and walk their way back into a healthy life.’
- ‘He had a growing client list and was making a real name for himself as a celebrity crimper and ‘top London hairdresser’ as the papers referred to him.’
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.