Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The head of an organization of spies.
- ‘She systematically passed detailed information about Britain's nuclear weapons programme to the KGB spymasters.’
- ‘Britain's Cold War spymasters secretly discussed plans to train flocks of homing pigeons to attack enemy targets with tiny but deadly biological weapons.’
- ‘He is the greatest of spy novelists, and his supreme creation has been the spymaster George Smiley, whose skills, passions and uncertainties are at the heart of his finest novels.’
- ‘British spymasters were completely in the dark about the activities of the hijackers until the FBI alerted them.’
- ‘He proposed that he should return to Norway with two transmitters, using the second one to send genuine information to the British without the knowledge of the German spymasters.’
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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.