Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Polly's eyes widened at his extraordinary conceit’
vanity, narcissism, conceitedness, self-love, self-admiration, self-adulation, self-regard, egotism, egoism, egocentricity, egomania
pride, arrogance, hubris, boastfulness, cockiness, self-importance, immodesty
self-satisfaction, smugness, complacency
informal big-headedness, swollen-headedness, uppishness, uppitiness
2‘the conceits of Shakespeare's early verse’
image, imagery, figurative expression, metaphor, simile, trope, figure of speech
play on words, pun, quip, witticism
3‘the conceit of time travel’
idea, notion, fancy
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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.