Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Things that have been left as worthless.‘she dropped her lunch leavings into a bin’
residue, remainder, remains, remnants, leftovers, scrapings, scraps, oddments, odds and ends, fragments, cast-offs, excess, surplus, rejects, junk, waste, dregs, refuse, rubbish, litter, debris, sweepings, detritus, leesortsView synonyms
- ‘This concern cannot be a matter of a mere trickle down by which the weak live on the leavings of the powerful, but must be aimed directly at enabling the weak to share in the goods of life.’
- ‘It would be an interesting exercise to create an index of all of the ‘digital leavings’ of those who have left us, as a sort of memorial and electronic mausoleum.’
- ‘When questioned, he said that he was just eating up the leavings.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.