Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Shunning the light.
- ‘The incongruous grove that now adorned Satan's private demesne in Hades, and stood out like a radiant halo on a lucifugous demon, was a poignant reminder to Stan of the need to contain his wrath when he was 'on-line'.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin lucifugus (from lux, luc- ‘light’ + fugere ‘to fly’) + -ous.
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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.