Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I doubt anyone will have the temerity to print these accusations’
audacity, boldness, audaciousness, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, barefaced cheek, gall, presumption, presumptuousness, brazenness, forwardness, front, rashness
informal face, neck, brass neck, brass
North American informal chutzpah
informal, dated hide
British informal, dated crust
rare procacity, assumption
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