Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘supporters of gun control’
advocate, backer, adherent, promoter, champion, defender, upholder, votary, partisan, crusader, proponent, campaigner, believer, apologist
2‘potential Labour supporters’
backer, helper, adherent, follower, ally, voter, disciple, comrade, apologist, fanatic
member, card-carrying member, insider
3‘the society is a charity that relies on its members and supporters for its income’
contributor, donor, benefactor, sponsor, backer, patron, subscriber, friend, well-wisher
4‘the end of the match was greeted by cheers from both sets of supporters’
Fan, follower, enthusiast, devotee, lover, admirer, zealot, aficionado
informal buff, freak, nut
British informal barmy army
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