Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a glorious victory’
illustrious, celebrated, famous, famed, renowned, acclaimed, distinguished, honoured, eminent, excellent, outstanding, great, magnificent, splendid, impressive, noble, supreme, sublime, triumphant
2‘glorious views of the Cotswolds’
wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, sublime, spectacular, lovely, excellent, fine, delightful, enjoyable, pleasurable
informal super, great, smashing, amazing, amazeballs, stunning, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, incredible, sensational, stellar, heavenly, divine, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, magic, ace, out of this world
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
North American informal peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat
NZ Australian informal beaut, bonzer
British informal, dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, ripping, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer
North American informal, dated swell, keen
literary wondrous, beauteous
rare frabjous, splendacious, splendiferous, splendorous
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