Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘‘what do you want?’ he demanded, sounding truculent’
defiant, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent, pugnacious, bellicose, combative, confrontational, ready for a fight, hostile, obstreperous, argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious, uncooperative
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, sullen, surly, cross, ill-natured, rude, discourteous, unpleasant
informal feisty, spoiling for a fight
British informal stroppy, bolshie
North American informal scrappy
cooperative, friendly, amiable
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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.