Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An attractive young woman.‘who is the popsy with that bloke?’
lady, girl, member of the fair sex, member of the gentle sex, femaleView synonyms
- ‘But that doesn't mean we're likely to see a flowering of Tunbridge Wells babes or Peterborough popsies where highminded headlines and stalwart values used to reign supreme.’
- ‘He must be capable of entertaining politicians, industrialists, the unemployed, pickpockets, gamblers, philanthropists, popsies and prudes.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of poppet.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.