Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a word) connecting words or clauses linked in sense.Compare with disjunctive
- ‘Where the formula is used of persons, copulative verbs or expressions that denote ‘being in Christ’ are usually locative, whereas active verbs may be either locative or instrumental.’
- 1.1 Connecting a subject and predicate.
2Relating to sexual intercourse.
- ‘According to the China Daily, some zoos have given Viagra to Chinese pandas to improve their copulative performance and save them from extinction.’
Late Middle English: from Old French copulatif, -ive or late Latin copulativus, from copulat- ‘coupled’, from the verb copulare (see copulate).
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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.