Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The quality of being suave in manner.‘I need lessons in suavity’
charm, sophistication, polish, urbanity, suaveness, worldliness, refinement, confidence, poise, aplomb, dignity, gentility, styleView synonyms
- ‘Only a wine of suavity, complexity and yet understated ambition could do him justice.’
- ‘I don't believe I have ever heard this arduous role sung with such lyrical beauty, tonal suavity.’
- ‘Full of twitches and double takes, he manages to undermine his usual screen assuredness enough to carry off moments of great hilarity without ever compromising his suavity.’
- ‘This is a top-quality wine that even a modest year shines through with good fruit and suavity.’
- ‘The play is a bit faded now and its dialogue unsteadily scintillating, but it still displays the suavity and sophistication that are Coward's trademarks.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.