Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used as a greeting at meeting or parting.
farewell, adieuView synonyms
- ‘I opened the door, he kissed my cheeks and said ciao, and I walked away.’
- ‘Remnants of the Italian occupation during World War II exist in the capital, such as the use of ciao to say ‘good-bye.’’
- ‘To say goodbye, most Uruguayans have adopted the Italian ciao or addio in place of the Spanish adios.’
- ‘The penultimate week is tense, but everyone knows it's time to say ciao to Conte.’
Italian, dialect alteration of schiavo ‘(I am your) slave’, from medieval Latin sclavus ‘slave’.
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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.