Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's elasticized undergarment combining girdle and panties.
girdle, panty girdle, foundation garment, foundation, support garment, corseletteView synonyms
- ‘A lot of girls/women did wear stockings under trousers in the 50s and 60s even though, in Britain, pantie girdles were not common, so the stockings had to be held up with an open girdle or suspender belt.’
- ‘The increasing popularity of miniskirts, tights and trousers for women... led to the demise of the suspender belt and the growth in demand for bras and pantie girdles.’
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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.