Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[predicative] Named.‘a little pest, hight Tommy Moore’
- ‘I am hight Tudor as Beta hath told thee and I abide in mine estate many a league distant from here.’
Middle English, from Old English heht, past tense of hātan command, call, or name of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heten and German heissen.
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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.