Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Excessive attachment to or domination by one's mother.
- ‘The new attack is not like that of the 1950s and 1960s, which faulted stay-at-home mothers for ‘smother love,’ ‘momism,’ and schizophrenogenic behavior that turned their sons psychotic.’
- ‘Much of his work was concerned with his own nation, for whom he invented the term ‘momism’ to explain how sentimentality and over-simplification would be the ruin of American democracy.’
- ‘It's a show that actively undermines what's been christened ‘the new momism,’ the cult of the stay-at-home mother.’
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.