Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he slammed the glass on the table and beer sloshed over the side’
spill, slop, splash, flow, overflow, splatter, spatter
2‘workers sloshed round in rubber boots’
splash, swash, squelch, wade
3‘she sloshed more wine into her glass’
pour, slop, splash
4‘Gary sloshed him’
hit, strike, thump, slog, punch, cuff, smack, thwack, box someone's ears
whack, belt, bash, biff, bop, clout, wallop, swipe, sock, lam, crown, whomp, deck, floor
stick one on, dot
North American boff, bust, slug, whale
NZ Australian dong, quilt
literary smite, swinge
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