Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the author and title of the book’
2‘the cartoon title and ensuing caption’
caption, legend, inscription, label, heading, subheading, head, motto, slogan, device, wording, rubric
3‘the company publishes 400 titles a year’
publication, work, offering
book, newspaper, paper, magazine, periodical, organ
4‘he will inherit the title of Duke of Marlborough’
designation, name, denomination, label, rank, status, office, position
form of address, epithet, style
informal moniker, handle
5‘the fifth British woman athlete to win an Olympic title’
championship, first place, crown, belt, medal, prize, trophy, cup, shield, plate
laurels, bays, palm, honour, accolade
6‘the vendor is obliged to prove his title to the land’
ownership of, proprietorship of, freehold of, entitlement to, right to, proprietary rights to, claim to
possession of, holding of, hold of, tenure of, control of, keeping of, charge of, custody of, guardianship of
1‘a policy paper titled ‘Law and Order’’
call, entitle, name, dub, give something the title of, designate, label, tag, describe something as, style, term, christen, baptize
rare clepe, denominate
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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.