Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A handbook or notebook containing a summary or compilation of information.
manual, instructions, instruction booklet, instruction manual, reference manual, abc, a to z, almanac, companion, directory, compendiumView synonyms
- ‘The genealogy in the Promptuary, after all, stretches back to Adam.’
- ‘Collections of this kind were to serve as a promptuary or preparatory store essential for speakers and writers.’
- ‘Dr. Mill's view was to accumulate various readings as a promptuary to the judicious and critical reader.’
- ‘The promptuaries for preachers, particularly developed from the fourteenth century, are crowded with learning.’
- ‘The textual constraints built into this promptuary 'do not coerce anyone' - at least, not by themselves.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘storehouse’): from Latin promptuarium, from promptus brought to light (see prompt).
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.