Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Occurring or existing after a war, in particular the American Civil War:‘that post-bellum decade’‘supposedly free black slaves in the post-bellum southern states’
- ‘As an African American diarist in antebellum and post-bellum America, she was a privileged individual by birth and endowment.’
- ‘In the book's opening chapters, the author sets the stage for his argument about the watershed nature of the 1880s by analyzing Chicago's post-bellum history on three different levels.’
- ‘The post-bellum waves of immigration indicated to observant Americans that the Two Nations were no longer an old-world phenomenon, but a fact of American urban life.’
- ‘They note the emergence of large private business in the post-bellum U.S. following the courts' reinterpretation of shareholding companies as a legal person.’
- ‘This is partly due to the different legal status of blacks and immigrant groups; the former as US citizens in the post-bellum era, the latter as legally or illegally residing aliens.’
- ‘These post-bellum judgments are probably easier than the ones we are forced to make in the heat of battle; still, I want to make them explicit.’
- ‘Railroad building and amusement park development flourished in the post-bellum South.’
- ‘Repudiating his blackness and able to pass as white, he disappears into the expansive promise that is the post-bellum United States, with its crowded cities and endless frontier.’
- ‘As he tells the reader right from the start, he is in the ‘business’ of ‘grape-culture’, and post-bellum North Carolina offers ‘cheap labor’ - former slaves - and land that ‘could be bought for a mere song’.’
- ‘On average then, Domesday estate production was more efficient than post-bellum Southern farms and small Californian farms in the 1970s.’
- ‘Above all, don't let racial or religious hatred destroy democratic political institutions as in the post-bellum South.’
- ‘That alone should give anyone of either party pause before tacitly endorsing an attack on the post-bellum Reconstruction policies of the Republican party.’
- ‘The first might be regarded as the armistice: this is when the fighting was brought to a halt, and provisional arrangements were made about the shape of the post-bellum order.’
- ‘The radicals soon made Spencer one of Alabama's first post-bellum U.S. senators, and he became the classic carpetbagger.’
Late 19th century: from Latin post after + bellum war.
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.