Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A style of ballet having elements of character dance but executed with steps based on the classical technique.
- ‘Finally, ballet was divided into three formal techniques sérieux, demi-caractère and comique.’
- ‘Despite reservations because he had not choreographed for students before, he agreed to choreograph a demi-caractère and a classical variation.’
- ‘Graceful of presence and bearing for the princely roles, it is nonetheless in demi-caractère parts that he excels.’
- ‘Carlos, Clavigo's friend, is conceived more as a demi-caractère role where play-acting is almost as important as dancing.’
- 1.1 A dancer specializing in demi-caractère.
- ‘He also describes the body types of the serious dancer, the demi-caractère dancer, and the comic dancer.’
- ‘He was a demi-caractère dancer of unusual vivacity and charm but also danced in the modern repertoire.’
Late 18th century: French, literally half character.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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.