Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The action of ejecting semen from the body.emission, ejection, discharge, release, expulsion, exudation, excretion, disgorgementemission of semenexclamation, interjection, cry, call, shout, yell, utteranceView synonyms
2dated Something said quickly and suddenly.
- ‘The pious ejaculations they contain, their allusions to the manners of the times, fix them to the fifteenth century.’
- ‘What people mostly remember are the cartoon ejaculations that appeared on screen, "Pow!"’
- ‘While certainly a lament, the ejaculation was also a rallying cry of sanity among the Irish voyagers.’
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