Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she cast off her dependence on her brother’
reliance on, need for, seeking support from, leaning on, clinging to
trust in, faith in, confidence in, belief in
2‘they help patients to cope with enforced dependence’
helplessness, weakness, defencelessness, vulnerability
3‘the figures show a rise in drug dependence’
addiction, dependency, over-reliance, reliance
craving, compulsion, fixation, obsession
US informal jones
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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.