Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Required by etiquette or current fashion:‘it was de rigueur for bands to grow their hair long’
customary, standard, conventional, normal, orthodox, usual, ubiquitousfashionable, in fashion, voguish, in vogue, modish, up to date, up to the minute, all the rage, trendsetting, latestView synonyms
- ‘Corporate data governance is in the process of moving from de rigueur to de facto to de jure.’
- ‘Plenty of musicians have their own blogs and online tour diaries have become de rigueur.’
- ‘A list of favorite books is de rigueur for any forgettable personal webpage.’
- ‘Free entry-level products are rapidly become de rigueur in many areas of software, notably in programming tools where there are hundreds of thousands of freely available goods.’
- ‘As for kissing other women, it is de rigueur to 'kiss air' somewhere near the other woman's cheek, though the cheeks usually make contact.’
Mid 19th century: French, literally in strictness.
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.