Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A student or lover of archery.
- ‘Developed from the best quality metal in diverse shapes and sizes, our range of archery equipment is most popular amongst worldwide toxophilites.’
- ‘A person practicing archery is called an archer, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.’
- ‘However, a more technical term for an archer is a a toxophilite, which is someone who is devoted to or is a lover of archery.’
- ‘One thing is for sure they are not toxophilites.’
- ‘In uncertain times, it makes sense to have as many strings to your bow as a well-provisioned fiddler or a prudent toxophilite.’
Relating to archers and archery.
Late 18th century: from Toxophilus (a name invented by Ascham, used as the title of his treatise on archery (1545), from Greek toxon bow + -philos loving) + -ite.
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.