Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was famed for her flamboyant personality’
ostentatious, exuberant, confident, lively, buoyant, animated, energetic, vibrant, vivacious, extravagant, theatrical, showy, swashbuckling, dashing, rakish
informal over the top, over the top OTT, fancy-pants
2‘a flamboyant cravat’
colourful, brilliantly coloured, brightly coloured, bright, rich, vibrant, vivid
exciting, dazzling, eye-catching, bold, splendid, resplendent, glamorous
showy, gaudy, garish, lurid, loud, flashy, brash, ostentatious
3‘a flamboyant architectural style’
elaborate, ornate, fancy
baroque, rococo, arabesque
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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.