Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the government would be led by a prime minister, along with a president as nominal head of state’
in name only, in title only, titular, formal, official, ceremonial
theoretical, purported, supposed, ostensible
self-styled, so-called, would-be
2‘agricultural workers have a cottage either free or for a nominal rent’
token, symbolic, emblematic, peppercorn
tiny, minute, minimal, small, infinitesimal, insignificant, trifling, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about
informal minuscule, piddling, piffling
North American informal nickel-and-dime
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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.