Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1British A soldier in the ranks; a private.
- ‘Not many officers would condescend to talk with us rankers.’
- 1.1A commissioned officer who has been in the ranks.
2[in combination] A person or animal of a specified rank.‘of the 26 top-rankers in humanities, 18 are girls’
A simple soil consisting of a layer of humus lying directly on an unaltered substrate such as bedrock, glacial drift, or volcanic ash.
Based on Austrian German Rank steep slope.
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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.