Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[usually as modifier] A pattern of very small squares.
- ‘I purchased some Imperial microchecks in pink and green, also a couple of patterns.’
- ‘Our wide selection of Swiss and Pima fabrics include batiste, pique, lawn, oxford, broadcloth, microchecks, silky cottons, and more.’
- ‘Microchecks are fine but a thicker check is better.’
- ‘I enjoyed using these microchecks to add a little special touch to the outfit.’
- ‘Can either one of these be treated as solids for pairing purposes (i.e. I'm a big fan of check shirts… are either suit patterns subtle enough to go with ginghams, windowpanes, and microchecks)?’
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.