Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Violently or badly broken or shattered:‘a smashed collar bone’
- ‘But there are more important health and safety problems such as smashed beer bottles, dog dirt and roads and paths not being treated in icy conditions.’
- ‘I was shocked by the devastation and literally sickened by the site of people walking through a smashed window of a gem store and helping themself to anything they found.’
- ‘It was nothing terrible but everyone had scratches and abrasions and there was a smashed leg and broken ribs.’
- ‘Broken glass from a smashed car window glimmers in the sun.’
- ‘Steady shelling was going on, and there were occasional spatters of machine gun fire through the smashed windows of her refuge.’
- ‘That information led to a hate campaign against him that has included harassment, smashed windows, abusive phone calls and threats of violence.’
- ‘She watched as the gray mantled gull swooped down and greedily ate the smashed contents of the shattered clamshell.’
- ‘A dark coloured Audi saloon parked at the roadside was badly damaged with traces of white paint left on its smashed panels.’
- ‘We said nothing as we stepped over the shards of roof slate and chunks of plaster and pieces of smashed doors.’
- ‘Relief camps have been built, telephone and utility links were restored on many islands, and dozens of smashed jetties were being reconstructed.’
- ‘He had a cut near his eye, an open wound to a knee, a broken pelvis and a smashed and dislocated hip.’
- ‘The defendant's car was badly damaged and had a smashed windscreen and two shredded tyres.’
- ‘The Ford lurched left, sending the truck into a roll that left a cloud of smashed metal and bits of those that had been riding in the bed into the air.’
- ‘Everything is dilapidated: broken or smashed windows and even the paint of the walls started to peel off and the school fence has also been removed.’
- ‘The Three Horseshoes Mall has seen an increase in crime including broken drainpipes, smashed bottles and graffiti daubed on shop windows.’
- ‘I ran down the stairs when I spotted Dante sitting in the passenger seat of an IROC with a smashed right headlight.’
- ‘Since the accident Charlotte, who suffered a smashed knee and a damaged thigh bone, has had two operations.’
- ‘‘My wheelchair is constantly getting punctures because of the smashed glass,’ said Mr Everton.’
- ‘She also suffered a broken nose, smashed cheekbones and jawbone and lost several teeth.’
- ‘Surgeons had to rebuild his shattered leg and smashed face and he was told he would never walk without crutches.’
2informal [predicative] Very drunk:‘when they go back to the barracks, the single men get smashed’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘Frankie was far more tipsy than anyone else, and was verging on smashed.’
- ‘And then I must have hit the railing outside my door, over the concrete pillar, because I was just smashed.’
- ‘Christine was already smashed and wanted to go home.’
- ‘Your only hope for a good time is to get smashed ASAP and allow the spirit of the Broken Record to possess you as well.’
- ‘I didn't really fit in, not to mention I was completely smashed.’
- ‘We got the bottle of vodka, come down the creek and let's get smashed!’
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.