Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or morpheme from which a later word is derived.
origin, etymologyView synonyms
- ‘The probable etymon of each Gaelic word is given too, and when no information to the contrary follows later it may be understood that its sense matches closely that of the Gaelic word.’
- ‘Of the etymon of ‘pamphlet’ I know nothing; but that the word is far more ancient than is commonly believed.’
Late 16th century (denoting the original form of a word): via Latin from Greek etumon ‘true thing’ (see etymology).
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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.