Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Based on assumption rather than fact:‘most of the evidence is purely suppositious’
unconfirmed, unsupported, uncorroborated, not backed up by evidence, unverified, unattested, unproven, not validated, untestedView synonyms
- ‘No wonder Meg left the biz to focus on something a little less suppositious.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘supposititious’): partly a contraction of supposititious, reinforced by supposition.
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.