Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1US An award given for coming second in a competition.
- ‘By a window behind the principal was a table full of trophies and blue and red ribbons.’
- ‘To my delight I won a blue ribbon for my jam and curd, a red ribbon for my salsa and a white ribbon for my pickles.’
- ‘Once again, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream scored a blue ribbon for its chocolate, vanilla and vanilla bean ice creams, not to mention a red ribbon for its French vanilla variety.’
2Canadian An award for coming first in a competition.
- ‘Who says you don't stand a dog's chance of winning a red ribbon in a Bow-Wow Beauty contest?’
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