Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not having the normal or natural shape or form.‘misshapen fruit’
deformed, malformed, distorted, crooked, contorted, wry, twisted, warped, out of shape, bent, bandy, asymmetrical, irregular, misproportioned, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped, disfigured, hunchbacked, abnormal, grotesque, monstrousthrawnView synonyms
- ‘What little hair remained on its head was ragged and clumped, and the nose was bent and misshapen.’
- ‘In amazement, Ms. K looks at the misshapen creatures surrounded by tufts of shaggy hair.’
- ‘It is a sad and embarrassing moment as the valuable and custom-cut marble stands misshapen.’
- ‘A kaleidoscope of bizarre images and misshapen faces danced before him.’
- ‘She thinks her own legs are small, bandy, nearly misshapen.’
- ‘Promptly recycle any containers that are scratched, stained, or misshapen.’
- ‘However, nothing is more frustrating after so much effort than seeing misshapen or rotten fruits on the vines.’
- ‘The syndrome, which leads to a deformed or misshapen head, is caused when a baby's head is in contact with a firm surface for lengthy periods.’
- ‘Both are huge, to match my misshapen face I suppose.’
- ‘Frogs found in the vicinity of the refuge's oil fields had missing or misshapen hind legs and feet, and missing eyes.’
- ‘Also in the glass case was a small laptop computer, destroyed, misshapen but still recognisable.’
- ‘I will probably use this for a box top, though it's a little misshapen for that.’
- ‘These pack-houses have machines which grade for size and conveyor lines where people pick out misshapen and damaged produce.’
- ‘All we had to sell were some misshapen muffins and half-baked brownies.’
- ‘His nose was a little misshapen and he winced as he moved his jaw.’
- ‘Severe arthritis has left his joints swollen and misshapen.’
- ‘Lifting up her hand, she points to the misshapen fingers and peeling skin.’
- ‘Check it out in another 20 years and the likelihood is that it will be misshapen and deformed.’
- ‘The fruits are misshapen and unnatural looking, a kind of elephantine mutation of, say, cherries.’
- ‘Her timbers are swollen and misshapen; repeated doses of chemicals are being applied to stave off the encroaching rot.’
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.