Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of soft-nosed bullet that expands on impact and inflicts laceration.
- ‘The bullet often breaks into tiny pieces after penetration, ripping up muscle and nerve and causing multiple internal injuries, much like the internationally banned dumdum bullet.’
- ‘Bullets cause injury by transferring their energy into the body tissues; the design of the bullet influences this process, with hollow nosed or dumdum bullets being designed to maximise energy transfer.’
- ‘They used bullets that are called dumdum bullets, and when they hit, whatever they hit, there are fragments everywhere, and they shot at the cameramen.’
Late 19th century: from Dum Dum, name of a town and arsenal in eastern India where such bullets were first produced.
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.