Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An island in the British Isles that lies west of Great Britain. Approximately four fifths of the area of Ireland constitutes the Republic of Ireland, with the remaining one fifth belonging to Northern Ireland. After an unsuccessful rebellion in 1798, union of Britain and Ireland followed in 1801. Ireland was divided into two self-governing areas after World War I. For later history see Ireland, Republic of and Northern Ireland.eire, the republic of ireland, the irish republic, southern irelandView synonyms
2The Republic of Ireland (see Ireland, Republic of)See also Ireland, Republic of
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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.