Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inept or stupid person:‘poor John was a schlepper of the first order’
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘He brushed the suggestion aside, saying, ‘Nonsense, I'm just a cartoon schlepper.’’
- ‘He then could exit as a statesman rather than a ‘small-town schlepper,’ the term that the former commissioner once used to describe him.’
- ‘Whatever trendy way is devised for us to lug around our overloaded daily must-haves, the backpack lives as the staple schlepper for kids.’
1930s: Yiddish, from shlepn (see schlep).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.