Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Laugh impudently or jeeringly.mock, deride, ridicule, sneer at, be scornful about, treat contemptuously, jeer at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, scorn, laugh to scorn, dismiss, pooh-pooh, make light of, belittleView synonyms
An impudent or jeering look or speech.
Late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian and Swedish dialect flira to grin.
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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.