Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A gambling game in which cards are turned up on a table marked with red and black diamonds.
- ‘There are also private rooms for European and English toulette, trente et quarante, chemin de fer, blackjack and craps.’
- ‘At the ornate, baroque Casino, try your luck in the elegant European Rooms - slots in the Salle Blanche, roulette and trente et quarante in the Salle Europe, chemin de fer and banques à deux tableaux and pai gow poker in the Salon Privés (high rollers only).’
- ‘The main gambling hall is the Salle Européene, where for a EUR 8 entry fee you can play roulette, trente et quarante, or blackjack.’
- ‘It is thought to have its roots in several games like baccarat, chemin de fer, trente et quarante, quinze, and other similar games.’
French, literally thirty and forty, these being winning and losing numbers respectively in the game.
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.