Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Feelings of camaraderie among the members of a group, enabling them to cooperate and work well together:‘the Mets' team spirit has never been stronger’[count noun] ‘we are committed to a team spirit because people are the main asset’
unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence, singleness of purpose, community of interest, mutual support, cooperation, cohesion, team spirit, camaraderie, esprit de corpsView synonyms
- ‘These characteristics of good morale and team spirit were evident in Kerry's last few matches.’
- ‘However, a very good team spirit was in our favour and this will stand us in good stead for next season.’
- ‘We need that sense of purpose, that loyalty and team spirit that we had in the past.’
- ‘Coach Wayne Wiblin, who has imbued a wonderful team spirit among the players, concurs.’
- ‘Working together to learn and improve each week fosters team spirit and enthusiasm.’
- ‘He doesn't rule by fear, preferring instead to foster team spirit and loyalty.’
- ‘There is a lot of talk about team spirit and camaraderie but I think we showed plenty of that.’
- ‘The Bolton players and the directors, he insists, are determined not to let the row affect the Reebok team spirit.’
- ‘From my own personal experience I know it is not just what happens on the park that affects team spirit.’
- ‘They say a change is as good as a rest, and one day away from work helping a local project could be a superb way to boost morale and team spirit.’
- ‘They failed, but their impressive team spirit should take them back up.’
- ‘The last few days and nights are a good indication of team spirit and camaraderie among the teams.’
- ‘He was renowned for putting together a side that forged their team spirit on nights out and plenty of them.’
- ‘Given the level of morale and team spirit in the camp at the moment, it would be no surprise if the winning run is extended all the way to headquarters.’
- ‘During the course of that game Derry showed all the symptoms of a team that had very poor morale and team spirit.’
- ‘This must be an indication that team spirit and morale was not as good as it should be.’
- ‘The Lions gave an outstanding performance, playing with immense pride and team spirit.’
- ‘Kenny's top priority was, at all times building up unity, team spirit and pride in the jersey.’
- ‘As the Olympic games move into week two, it's interesting to note that team spirit may play as much of a role as individual talent.’
- ‘It has also allowed him to tweak the squad, bolster team spirit and confidence levels.’
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.