Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cheerful and lighthearted.‘a jocund wedding party’
cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiantView synonyms
- ‘And I felt that if I was this happy in life, my life would be permanently happy and jocund.’
- ‘Accordingly, take in perfect part all I write and do; revere the cheese-shaped brain which feeds you this noble flummery; strive diligently to keep me ever jocund.’
- ‘July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.’
- ‘Within a few months, he was his usual jocund self, and growing like an aurochs.’
- ‘I remember the advice given by the make-up artist François from Elizabeth Arden: ‘The jocund mouth gives the true chic.’’
- ‘But Eve, ‘heightened as with wine, jocund and boon’, hastens to tell Adam her good news.’
- ‘He was always jocund and grinning, while I always just stare in annoyance.’
- ‘‘Sit in the Sun’ and ‘By the Cathedral’ tug at opposing emotions, at once jocund and unsettling.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus joke) of jucundus pleasant, agreeable from juvare to delight.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.