Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a simply gorgeous man’
good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible
sexy, sexually attractive, sexual, seductive, alluring, tantalizing, ravishing, desirable, sultry, sensuous, sensual, erotic, arousing, luscious, lush, nubile
Northern English Scottish bonny
informal fanciable, beddable, tasty, studly, hot, smashing, knockout, out of this world, easy on the eye, come-hither, come-to-bed
British informal fit
North American informal cute, foxy, bootylicious
US informal on fleek
NZ Australian informal spunky
dated taking, well favoured
archaic comely, fair
rare sightly, pulchritudinous
2‘a little restaurant with gorgeous views across the valley’
spectacular, splendid, superb, wonderful, grand, impressive, awe-inspiring, awesome, astounding, astonishing, amazing, stunning, breathtaking, stupendous, incredible
informal sensational, out of this world, fabulous, fantastic
3‘gorgeous uniforms of scarlet and gold’
resplendent, magnificent, stately, imposing, sumptuous, luxurious, elegant, opulent, dazzling, brilliant, glittering
excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, delightful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerless
super, great, glorious, terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, sensational, fabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, fab, A1, cool, awesome, magic, wicked, tip-top, top-notch, out of sight, out of this world, way-out, capital
British brilliant, brill
NZ Australian bonzer
British dated spiffing, topping, top-hole, wizard
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