Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A street urchin.[as modifier] ‘a small girl with her hair cut gamin short’
mischievous child, imp, monkey, puck, rascal, rogue, minx, mischief-maker, prankster, tearawayView synonyms
- ‘The gamin creates their ideal in spirit when she takes the most broken-down shack and tries to make it ‘home.’’
- ‘The final shot is of the Tramp and the gamin walking away from us, down the road.’
- ‘If Chicago lacks the vision to see ahead, it will reap the harvest of fostering a kindergarten on the streets where gamins learn crime.’
- ‘Lacking formal education, adult supervision, and sometimes even a home, such youths were derided as ‘rats,’ ‘gamins,’ ‘urchins’ and ‘gutter-snipes.’’
- ‘The Bowery Theater, in particular, was described as ‘a common ground for the gamins.’’
Mid 19th century: French, originally an eastern dialect word, of unknown origin.
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.