Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the most popular boy around’
well liked, liked, favoured, in favour, well received, approved, admired, accepted, welcome, sought-after, in demand, desired, wanted
commercial, marketable, saleable, fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, voguish, all the rage, hot
informal in, cool, big
British informal, dated all the go
non-specialist, non-technical, non-professional, amateur, lay, lay person's, general, middle-of-the-road
accessible, approachable, simplified, plain, simple, easy, straightforward, understandable, readily understood, easy to understand, intelligible
mass-market, middlebrow, lowbrow, pop, bland, cheap
3‘policy-makers should listen to popular opinion’
widespread, general, common, current, prevalent, prevailing, customary, universal, standard, stock, shared, in circulation, rife
ordinary, usual, accepted, established, acknowledged, recognized, conventional, orthodox, conformist
4‘a popular movement for independence’
mass, general, communal, collective, social, societal, collaborative, group, civil, public, civic
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