Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘women were no longer debarred from the club’
exclude, ban, bar, disqualify, disentitle, declare ineligible, preclude, rule out, shut out, lock out, keep out, reject, blackball
say no to, leave out in the cold, give the cold shoulder to, stand in the way of, refuse entrance to
North American disfellowship
2‘the unions were debarred from holding a strike ballot’
prevent, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, ban, interdict, block, stop, curb, restrict, restrain, obstruct, hinder
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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.