Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large bowl or jug used for serving drinks such as tea or punch.
earthenware container, glass container, pot, crock, urn, pitcher, jug, flask, decanter, carafe, flagon, ewer, drum, canisterView synonyms
- ‘Sitting in what was once a Corsetry Fitting Room, after several jorums, I began to see History with an infinitely greater clarity.’
- ‘Most of these already hefty meals were ‘washed down’ with jorums of ultra-sweet beverages, notably indigenous preparations of robust viscosity like snowball, or punches made from peanut butter, barbadine, soursop and seamoss.’
- ‘Wyk is measured in jorums.’
- ‘It seems ‘a jorum is a chamberpot, in this case used as a mug in drinking healths and toasts.’’
Early 18th century: perhaps from Joram (2 Sam. 8:10), who ‘brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold’ to King David.
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.