Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an intrusive journalist’
intruding, invasive, obtrusive, interrupting, trespassing, unwanted, unwelcome
meddlesome, meddling, interfering, busybody
inquisitive, prying, curious
informal pushy, nosy
2‘in those days opinion polls played a much less intrusive role in elections’
invasive, impossible to ignore, high-profile, prominent, unavoidable, inescapable, interrupting, disturbing
annoying, irritating, irksome
informal in one's face
3‘some parents reacted badly to the intrusive questions’
personal, prying, forward, impudent, impertinent, offensive
informal nosy, nosy-parker, snooping, snoopy
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