Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A private club, bar, or other place where smokers gather to avoid anti-smoking laws.‘after work we sometimes light up at a smokeeasy in the neighborhood’
- ‘Just as we once had speakeasies, we will now have smokeeasies. There will be dingy little basement hideouts where people who want to will have a smoke.’
- ‘The corner has a real Dutch feel, with the Dutch pancake house across the street, the flower shop next door specializing in Dutch tulips, and now, a marijuana smokeeasy.’
- ‘Talk is going around about illegal "smokeeasies" popping up; certainly the enrollment in private clubs and groups like the American Legion will rise.’
Late 20th century: on the pattern of speakeasy.
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.