Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1 Cause to lose one's way; lead or drive astray.‘unknowne Lands, where we have wildered ourselves’
- 1.1Perplex; bewilder.‘the sad Queen, wildered of thought’
bewildered, bemused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, stumped, mystified, stupefied, nonplussed, muddled, befuddled, fuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted, discomposed, troubled, discomfited, unnerved, shaken, shaken up, dazed, stunned, astonished, astoundedView synonyms
- ‘April Fool's Day left the Diary more than usually a) confused, and b) wildered.’
- ‘This ‘wildered’ reading-effect, however, is one of the book's unhappier accidents since it suggests that Schad's enthusiasm for topsy-turvy meanings can prove dangerously infectious.’
- 1.1Perplex; bewilder.
Early 17th century: origin uncertain; perhaps based on wilderness.
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.