Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she began to concoct a dinner likely to appeal to him’
prepare, make, put together, assemble
informal fix, rustle up
British informal knock up
2‘I wonder what story she has concocted to explain her presence’
make up, think up, dream up, fabricate, invent, contrive, manufacture, trump up
devise, create, form, formulate, fashion, forge
hatch, brew, plot, scheme
informal cook up
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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.