Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The discharge of faeces from the body.‘the ulcer causes pain that occurs during defecation’
excretion, discharging faeces, excreting faeces, passing faeces, evacuation of one's bowels, opening one's bowels, going to the lavatorybowel movement, bmnumber twos, poohing, whoopsiescrapping, crap, shitting, shit, dumpView synonyms
- ‘For example, strong fear, as with soldiers in battle, increases heart rates and blood pressure and may incite uncontrolled defecation or urination.’
- ‘This process continued until a sufficient number of defecations were observed and sample collection could commence.’
- ‘‘Middening’ in cats means deliberate defecation in strategic places.’
- ‘The programme did not appropriately address the community's resistance to opt for toilets as an alternative to open defecation.’
- ‘Actually, raising pets stimulates dispute among many residents, due to the problem of animal defecation in public areas, and barking.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.