Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Support for a ruler whose claim to a throne is based on direct descent.
- ‘The milieu of moderate liberalism certainly shaped Tocqueville's views on the inevitability of the democratic revolution, and hence his decisive break with legitimism and his family.’
- ‘In the face of the Jane Grey débâcle, the Norfolk gentry were persuaded of her Tudor legitimism; they learned the extent of her Catholicism only after she was safely enthroned at Westminster.’
Late 19th century: from French légitimisme, from légitime, from Latin legitimus (see legitimate).
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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.