Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The plump or fleshy part of a person's body, in particular a woman's bosom.‘the lady of a certain age and uncertain embonpoint wore strapless black lace kept up by sheer determination’
chest, bosom, breastsView synonyms
- ‘The much discussed embonpoint was merely his lungs forcing his stomach out.’
- ‘Both women have the chalky flesh-tones, the lank pelt of body-hair, and the deep folds of embonpoint characteristic of Baldung's unenticing nudes.’
- ‘For example, when she wasn't working car shows, Kelley worked bars in Richmond Hill, her embonpoint en regalia in a low-cut dress with a beer logo plastered on it.’
- ‘One theory is that the cold and wet in the opening week did not permit him to lose weight, as the heat he prefers might have: an extra kilo of embonpoint does not help on mountains.’
- ‘One reason she gave was that other women plainly resented her glorious embonpoint.’
Late 17th century: from French en bon point in good condition.
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.