Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
verb[WITH OBJECT]derogatory, informal
Make more affluent and upmarket in keeping with the taste and lifestyle of yuppies.‘Kreuzberg is slowly being yuppified with smart little eating places’
- ‘So can you please now cease and desist with your ever-growing trend to try and yuppify the names of dull, everyday things?’
- ‘I ran down to the port at Leith, which has all been yuppified and is pretty nice, and just explored around there.’
- ‘His lament that the Cafe is now multi-ethnic, mainstream, and yuppified is shared by other interviewees.’
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.