Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘you're lying—why do you persist in trying to delude me?’
mislead, deceive, fool, take in, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull, beguile, lead on
cheat, defraud, swindle
informal con, bamboozle, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull a fast one on, lead up the garden path, take for a ride, put one over on
North American informal sucker, snooker, hornswoggle
Australian informal pull a swifty on
literary cozen, illude
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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.