Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Having a foot or feet.‘a footed bowl’
- ‘A footed trunk picked up during the home owner's travels functions as a coffee table where she can serve clients tea or spread out papers to review.’
- ‘Almost all ballet schools require pink, footed tights for girls and black tights and white socks for boys.’
- ‘Belgian ales and other high alcohol brews are served in more traditional footed goblets.’
- ‘A dose, or serving, of about one to one-and-one-half ounces of absinthe was poured into a footed glass.’
- ‘Here, a tall, footed glass holds a generous scoop of house-made vanilla ice cream and is presented to you alongside a chilled bottle of Stewart's root beer.’
- ‘The footed bowl is another form Revere made frequently, the most famous example being the Sons of Liberty Bowl he made in 1768.’
- ‘Usually metallic rather than ceramic, these servers included plates, shallow bowls without feet, and shallow footed bowls.’
- ‘The yarn and legs of the stockings were furnished by the mill and footed hose and waste material returned.’
- ‘The girl, Eleanor by name, clutched a blanket in one hand as she stumbled down the stairs in footed pajamas.’
- ‘He added two scroll handles to a footed beaker so that the cup could be passed easily from one communicant to the next.’
- ‘Cut its stem short and set into water in a footed ice cream dish, cocktail glass, or similarly shaped container.’
- ‘This includes dinner, oval and side plates, footed bowls and coffee mugs, with prices from €6.30.’
- ‘The footed bottle case in Plate II represents a slightly later development of the simple box.’
- ‘Pile lush heirloom tomatoes in a footed bowl for a jolt of hot late-summer color on your outdoor table.’
- ‘During the first months after Ezekiel was born, he spent most of his waking and sleeping hours in footed white pajamas.’
- ‘When this happens, I place her pot in a large footed container so her flattened branches can droop gracefully over the side without hindrance.’
2[in combination] Having a foot or feet of a specified type or number.‘a quick-footed American chappie’
- ‘Unfortunately when the time came for him to join the army, he was rejected due to the fact that he was flat-footed.’
- ‘The Z-Traxion z-shaped lugs promote superior weight distribution and sure-footed traction and stability.’
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.