Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Unconventional or avant-garde:‘a far-out psychic technique’
unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, nonconformist, individual, individualistic, idiosyncratic, quirky, out of the ordinaryweird, bizarre, outlandish, freakishavant-garde, innovative, groundbreaking, radical, bohemian, extreme, esotericoutréway out, offbeat, left-field, oddball, wacky, off the wallView synonyms
- ‘And isn't good science all about making leaps and trying out some pretty far out theories?’
- ‘Futurists seem to encourage far out thinking and unlikely ideas.’
- ‘In recent decades, everyone who has held the position would have seemed a far out possibility just a couple of years before.’
- 1.1informal [often as exclamation] Excellent:‘it's really far out!’excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.