Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A chocolate biscuit with a white cream filling.
- ‘Yesterday I had a half a package of Oreos with chocolate creme filling.’
- ‘‘Lets get a snack first,’ he said heading towards the kitchen, ‘Chocolate chip or Oreo?’’
- ‘These quarter-sized versions of Oreos - crispy chocolate cookies with sugared-lard white filling - are both familiar and tasty.’
- ‘For dessert we both had this concoction involving Oreo cookies and ice cream.’
- ‘I was trying to drown my sorrows in Oreos and chocolate milk.’
- 1.1informal, derogatory A black American who is seen, especially by other black people, as wishing to be part of the white establishment.
Early 20th century: invented name.
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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.