Definition of sloppy joe in English:

sloppy joe

noun

North American
informal
  • A sandwich with a filling of ground beef that has been seasoned with a sauce of tomatoes and spices.

    • ‘I believe it's called a sloppy joe but thanks for the commentary.’
    • ‘You know, the date drop cookies and silver dollar pancakes, the sloppy joes and mad hatter meatballs, the enchanted castle cake and the salad of radish roses, were all made by my mother!’
    • ‘I woke up to a sloppy joe dinner, fruit and chips.’
    • ‘Boss Dornbush approached Chris' cell and gave him a tray containing a sloppy joe sandwich, potato chips, and a soda.’
    • ‘Back in town these guys would be wolfing down a sloppy joe and a platter of fries.’
    • ‘We have sloppy joes and chicken a la king too,’ said the staff sergeant.’
    • ‘Burgers could take a dozen different forms, while meatloaves, pizza, cabbage rolls, meat pies, sloppy joes, tortilla wraps and stuffed peppers (not to speak of other stuffed vegetables) would round out the month.’
    • ‘His lunch tray somehow managed to slip from his hands on the way to a table and he had ended up wearing the sauce from his sloppy joe on his long-sleeved, white stretch-shirt.’
    • ‘Just keep this in mind: As the president of the National Barbecue Association and CEO of two restaurant chains, says, ‘Barbecue isn't just meat and some sauce - that's a sloppy joe.’’
    • ‘A lot of people see it as sort of a place to go and have the conch fritters and a couple margaritas and see ‘Margaritaville’ and sloppy joes.’
    • ‘Now when it comes to cooking I can only do three things, chili, sloppy joes, and taco meat.’
    • ‘A massive feast of sloppy joes and a night of drinking beer by the camp fire get us ready for tomorrow's race.’
    • ‘I'm just not sure whether I want yesterday's meatloaf as today's sloppy joe.’
    • ‘In Kingstree, South Carolina, make sure to eat sloppy joes with onion rings.’
    • ‘Or pick up some crumbled soy - which resembles hamburger but without the possibility of E. coli - and turn it into spaghetti sauce or sloppy joes.’
    • ‘Fly's never quite sure what to make of hoopsters who still eat sloppy joes off Styrofoam trays during fifth period.’
    • ‘It looked like someone had spilled a cafeteria tray full of sloppy joe.’

Pronunciation

sloppy joe

/ˌslɑpi ˈdʒoʊ//ˌsläpē ˈjō/