Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a favourable assessment of his ability’
approving, commendatory, commending, praising, complimentary, flattering, glowing, appreciative, enthusiastic
good, pleasing, agreeable, successful, positive
2‘the birds nest where conditions are favourable’
advantageous, beneficial, of benefit, in one's favour, on one's side, helpful, good, right, conducive, convenient, suitable, fit, fitting, appropriate
propitious, auspicious, hopeful, promising, fair, encouraging
3‘he hoped for a favourable reply to his request’
positive, affirmative, assenting, agreeing, concurring, approving, in the affirmative
encouraging, reassuring, supportive, in one's favour
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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.