Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Able to be described in words.
- ‘So it is there that is situated the first thing that is effable and can be called by proper names.’
- ‘To be sure, depicted as jovial, effable, and magnanimous throughout, the beaten ‘Bull’ continues to embody ‘manly’ virtues such as fortitude, determination, persistence, strength, vigor, and so forth.’
- ‘That it is a special but effable sort of strongly-self-modelling computational process.’
Early 17th century: from Latin effabilis, from effari ‘utter’.
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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.