Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a court jester’
fool, court fool, court jester
clown, harlequin, pantaloon
archaic buffoon, merry andrew, merryman, motley
2‘teachers don't usually like the class jester’
joker, comedian, comic, humorist, wag, wit, funny man, funny woman, prankster, jokester, clown, buffoon, character
informal card, case, caution, hoot, scream, laugh, kidder, wisecracker, riot, barrel of laughs
NZ Australian informal hard case
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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.