Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Reckless mischief; charismatic wildness.‘the beauty and diablerie of the great actor’
mischief, mischievousness, naughtiness, badnessView synonyms
- ‘Jupiter is jovial, Venus rapt and serene, but Mercury could do with a bit more diablerie and the final Neptune a better sense of the ethereal.’
- ‘Paganini had drawn criticism from his contemporaries, who cited his works as a musical diablerie due to their complexity and fury.’
- ‘We don't have diablerie; we have often talked about including that in a sequel or add-on pack.’
- ‘For instance, a black cat, a dark night, and a dark place are all symbolic of diablerie.’
- 1.1archaic Sorcery supposedly assisted by the devil.
Mid 18th century: from French, from diable, from ecclesiastical Latin diabolus devil.
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.