Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1North American A newcomer or novice, especially a person unaccustomed to hardship.‘the journey is not recommended for the tenderfoot’[as modifier] ‘a tenderfoot Englishman who couldn't find his way in the woods’
novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationerView synonyms
- ‘Nobody will go lightly on him just because he's still something of a tenderfoot.’
- ‘At thirty-two, I imagined I was the oldest tenderfoot in the history of rock and roll.’
- ‘The tanks chase the terrified tenderfoot across a desolate battlefield.’
- ‘Nothing troubled the woodsman more than being labeled a tenderfoot.’
- ‘I'll take care of the tenderfoot.’
- ‘The prairie ain't for no tenderfoot, that's for sure.’
- ‘For a tenderfoot, the job of a rustler was a tough one to undertake.’
- ‘She wasn't a tenderfoot, and she wasn't going to stop just because she didn't have boots.’
- ‘He claimed he was a tenderfoot in this operation and was only doing his friend a favour.’
- ‘The works are carefully chosen to suit both connoisseurs and tenderfoots.’
- ‘He loses his tenderfoot status and eventually even becomes a rodeo celebrity.’
- ‘It was a difficult environment for a tenderfoot.’
2dated A new member of the Scout or Guide movement who has passed the enrolment tests.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.