Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person's nickname.
- ‘His on-field partnership with fellow Galway great Frank Stockwell saw the pair earn the sobriquet of the ‘Terrible Twins’ - a name borne of their almost telepathic understanding.’
- ‘He laughs when asked about his new sobriquet of Britain's richest man.’
- ‘Early on Sunday morning last, a person who lives at Brampton, near Appleby and who we only know by the sobriquet of ‘Cock Robin’, narrowly escaped being drowned.’
- ‘John Mullan discusses Charles Edward Stuart's sobriquets, but we should remember that most of his followers in 1745 were Gaelic-speakers.’
- ‘Frank, as his sobriquet implies, is a giant of a man.’
Mid 17th century: French, originally in the sense tap under the chin of unknown origin.
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