Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Conservative partisans claimed that television news was biased against their party’
supporter, follower, adherent, devotee, champion, backer, upholder, promoter, fanatic, fan, enthusiast, stalwart, zealot, disciple, votary
North American booster, cohort
North American informal rooter
rare janissary, sectary
2‘the partisans opened fire from the woods’
guerrilla, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, member of the resistance, underground fighter, irregular soldier, irregular
1‘the government had adopted a blatantly partisan attitude’
biased, prejudiced, one-sided, coloured, discriminatory, preferential, partial, interested, parti pris, bigoted, sectarian, factional, unjust, unfair, inequitable, unbalanced
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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.