Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who prefers not to associate with others.
recluse, introvert, lone wolf, hermit, solitary, misanthrope, outsiderView synonyms
- ‘I think he's a bit of a loner, and I think at the moment he has things exactly as he wishes.’
- ‘They're the classic loners that we see in society.’
- ‘Tyler, though, drifted into a group of loners and misfits who, if they had social events, did so beyond the school's compass.’
- ‘She knew Lowe as a man who was a ‘bit slow’ and a loner who had no friends.’
- ‘Although we were not exactly loners among the wealthy children, we more often preferred the close company of our group.’
- ‘Students with Asperger syndrome frequently say they are the last to get picked for games and are seen as loners, making them more isolated and susceptible to bullying.’
- ‘In contrast, users who like to stay at home or be alone do not preferentially associate with other loners.’
- ‘The Net is turning people into loners who prefer a computer interface rather than the warmth of a smile from fellow human beings.’
- ‘The most effective change insurgents aren't loners, mavericks, or revolutionaries.’
- ‘Some of them are loners, but the loners usually keep to themselves, and many don't like to roam the streets at all.’
- ‘Do they travel in packs or prefer to be loners?’
- ‘Critics say it's an invitation to loners and terrorists.’
- ‘I could see she had me down as a bit of a loner, even by her standards.’
- ‘They are usually solitary loners that look completely ordinary.’
- ‘I've always been a bit of a loner, and am not quite sure how to connect with others, even now.’
- ‘They are loners and individualists who reject activism.’
- ‘Her bubbly good will rises to the surface, however, and she's anything but an introverted loner.’
- ‘These positive findings challenge the conventional view of gamers as introverted loners.’
- ‘I suppose it can be a lonely life but we're all loners and mavericks to some extent and I am happy by myself.’
- ‘Writers are, of necessity, loners in their working methods: the activity is essentially a solitary pursuit, demanding periods of isolation.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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.