Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1British A child's word for a donkey.
2Australian A horse, especially a racehorse.
- ‘Things like knowing which neddies not to back at the Roebourne Cup by asking the trainer with the syringe.’
- ‘With racing's spring carnivals underway all over Australia, the trainers, the jockeys, the strappers and the owners and of course the horses, the neddies themselves, are all at full stride.’
Mid 16th century: diminutive of Ned, pet form of the given name Edward.
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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.