Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he maundered on about his problems’
ramble, prattle, prate, blather, blether, blither, drivel, rattle, chatter, jabber, gabble, babble
Scottish Irish slabber
informal gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter
British informal rabbit, witter, waffle, natter, chunter
archaic twaddle, clack
2‘she maundered across the road’
wander, drift, meander, amble, dawdle, potter, straggle
British informal mooch
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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.