Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- British term for face card
playing cardView synonyms
- ‘The Mameluke court cards showed abstract designs not depicting persons.’
- ‘A pip-count of 42 can be achieved only in a line having two Aces and two court cards, or in a line with three Aces and a 9.’
- ‘Each suit has numbered cards 1-10, and 4 court cards: Page, Knight, Queen and King’
- ‘The values of the cards are usually much the same: 5, 4, 3, 2 for the court cards in the suits; 5 for the 1 and 21 of trumps and the fool; and 1 for each other card.’
- ‘The court cards can only capture court cards of the same rank (for example: kings can only capture kings - they cannot capture a set of cards which add up to 13).’
- ‘The pack of tarot cards consists of 78, usually highly illustrated cards. 22 major arcana cards are accompanied by 40 numbered cards in suits and 16 court cards.’
Mid 17th century: alteration of 16th-century coat card, so named because of the decorative dress of the figures depicted.
court card/ˈkôrt ˌkärd/
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.