Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Growing or spreading in an irregular, untidy way.‘his straggly dark hair’
untidy, messy, unkempt, straggling, dishevelled, bedraggledrattyView synonyms
- ‘It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.’
- ‘Along the way we encountered straggly herds of llamas and occasional wild dogs.’
- ‘I sit in the only empty chair on the front row next to a very pale man with long straggly gray hair who has a persistent dry cough and wears sandals with thin black socks.’
- ‘My dark brown hair was dirty and straggly, the longest strands falling just past my shoulders.’
- ‘She brushed the tangles out of her straggly red hair.’
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.