Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the embezzlement of public funds’
misappropriation, theft, stealing, robbing, robbery, thieving, pilfering, pilferage, appropriation, abstraction, swindling
white-collar crime, fraud, larceny, misuse of funds
informal ripping off, filching, swiping, lifting, skimming, snaffling, monkey business
British informal pinching, nicking, half-inching, whipping, nobbling
formal peculation, defalcation, purloining
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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.