Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a skinny, energetic young man’
active, lively, dynamic, zestful, spirited, animated, vital, vibrant, sparkling, bouncy, bubbly, perky, bright and breezy, frisky, sprightly, tireless, indefatigable, enthusiastic, zealous, fiery, passionate
informal peppy, zippy, sparky, full of get-up-and-go, full of vim and vigour, full of beans, full of the joys of spring, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
North American informal go-go, peart
vigorous, strenuous, brisk, lively
rigorous, hard, arduous, demanding, taxing, tough
3‘an energetic advertising campaign’
forceful, aggressive, vigorous, high-powered, all-out, determined, zealous, fiery, impassioned, emphatic, bold, pushing, driving, effective, effectual, powerful, potent
intense, intensive, hard-hitting, pulling no punches
informal pushy, punchy, gutsy, in-your-face, go-ahead, high-octane, feisty
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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.