Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A scruffy and badly behaved child who spends most of their time on the street.
urchin, street urchin, ragamuffin, waif, stray, outcast, orphanscarecrowgaminmudlark, scapegrace, street arab, wastrel, tatterdemalionView synonyms
- ‘But I look forward to the time when the technology becomes cheap and common enough for a little guttersnipe like me to afford one.’
- ‘You ruined my picture, you little guttersnipe.’
- ‘I shall make a duchess of this draggle-tail guttersnipe.’
- ‘It is time to pay another visit to the snivelling little guttersnipe.’
- ‘They were feared and reviled as street rats and guttersnipes, vagrants and beggars.’
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.