Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A marking made by, or resembling the track of, a worm.
- ‘Then use the stencil pulled tightly over the back of your fish to spray the vermiculation quickly and easily.’
- ‘Dennis will show you everything from mixing paints to airbrushing vermiculations on the cheek and body of a smallmouth bass.’
- 1.1Architecture [mass noun] Wavy lines cut into the surface of stone, used for decoration.
- ‘Here it is used to give the same kind of textural effect that classical architects achieved using a spaghetti-like random pattern called vermiculation.’
Early 17th century: from Latin vermiculatio(n-), from the verb vermiculari (see vermiculate).
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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.