Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tightrope walker.
tumbler, gymnastView synonyms
- ‘After all, both men were both expert funambulists, having risen to the rank of Black Belt in the Ringling Brothers School of Aerial Arts.’
- ‘Caillois looked to the funambulist for inspiration: he who ‘only succeeds if he is sure enough of himself to rely upon vertigo instead of trying to resist it.’’
- ‘Then, from one generation the next, the Venetians battled the elements like funambulists walking a tight-rope.’
- ‘These acts, which range from trampoline performers to high wire funambulists, provide audience members with edge-of-your-seat excitement and pulse-pounding suspense.’
- ‘Other members of the cast of La Nouba include funambulists, dancers, tumblers, trapeze performers, equilibrists, clowns, actors, acrogymnasts, cyclists, musicians, vocalists and circus artists.’
- ‘This is the first and only edition of the first treatise about acrobats and funambulists.’
- ‘Jean Francois Gravelet, aka Charles Blondin, was considered to be one of the greatest funambulists (aerialists/tightrope-walkers) of all time.’
- ‘Most of the banquets lasted 8-10 hours, with some pauses for a concert or a representation with clowns, circus and funambulists.’
- ‘On August 7, 1974, French funambulist Petit, then 24, performed an astonishing high-wire act on a cable that he and his accomplices had surreptitiously rigged between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.’
- ‘Travelling spectacle represents the oldest tradition with showmen, funambulists, conjuring tricks and acrobatics.’
- ‘The masked funambulist Ginés de Pasamonte was disguised as the puppeteer Master Pedro?’
Late 18th century: from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis rope + ambulare to walk) + -ist.
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.