Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his father's name and occupation are unknown’
job, day job, profession, work, line of work, line of business, trade, employment, position, post, situation, business, career, métier, vocation, calling, craft, skill, field, province, walk of life
informal racket, game
Australian informal grip
2‘among her leisure occupations is birdwatching’
pastime, activity, leisure activity, hobby, pursuit, interest, entertainment, recreation, diversion, amusement, divertissement
3‘a property suitable for occupation by older people’
residence, residency, habitation, inhabitation, occupancy, tenancy, tenure, lease, living in
rare inhabitancy, habitancy, inhabitance, domiciliation
4‘the Roman occupation of Britain’
conquest, capture, invasion, seizure, takeover, annexation, overrunning, subjugation, subjection, appropriation
colonization, possession, rule, control, suzerainty
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