Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1mass noun A coarse woven fabric used to make floor coverings.
- ‘They wore flannel shirts over loose-fitting pants fashioned of drugget.’
- ‘The floor was scuffed and in need of polish, and a carpet that had been expensive and very beautiful three or four years ago served the purpose of a strip of drugget down the length of the room.’
- 1.1count noun A floor covering made of drugget.
Mid 16th century: from French droguet, from drogue in the sense ‘poor-quality article’.
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.