Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fine, outstanding, or excellent.
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘This is a jim-dandy illusion, and it's still available.’
- ‘It makes jim-dandy sense that Kureishi is so acclaimed.’
- ‘No, no, no, I'm not saying that theistic beliefs are a prerequisite for coming up with a jim-dandy moral code.’
An excellent or notable person or thing.
- ‘He must have been a jim-dandy of a boy.’
Late 19th century: from the given name Jim (nickname for James) + dandy.
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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.