Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a rowing ace’
expert, master, genius, virtuoso, maestro, professional, adept, past master, doyen, champion, star, winner
demon, pro, wizard, hotshot, whizz, wiz, ninja
British dab hand
North American maven, crackerjack
1‘an ace tennis player’
excellent, very good, first-rate, first-class, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, outstanding, superlative, formidable, virtuoso, masterly, expert, champion, fine, consummate, skilful, adept
great, terrific, tremendous, superb, smashing, fantastic, stellar, sensational, fabulous, fab, crack, hotshot, A1, mean, demon, awesome, magic, wicked, tip-top, top-notch
British brilliant, brill
North American badass
vulgar slang shit-hot
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.