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Sloppy Joe

noun
1.
a sandwich of ground beef cooked in a spicy tomato or barbecue sauce and usually served on a bun.
2.
a baggy, overlarge sweater originally worn by girls and young women in the 1940s.
3.
a man or youth whose appearance is habitually slovenly.
Also, sloppy Joe, sloppy joe (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40

Sloppy Joe's

noun, Slang.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sloppy Joe

sloppy joe

/dʒəʊ/
noun
1.
(informal) a long baggy thin sweater
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Slang definitions & phrases for Sloppy Joe

sloppy joe

noun phrase
  1. A long, loose pullover sweater worn by women (1940s+ Students)
  2. A dish made from ground meat cooked in a barbecue sauce and spread on an open bun (1961+)
  3. A multidecked sandwich served in small thick triangles and filled with meats, cheeses, and mayonnaise, such that it is difficult to eat while keeping the fingers and face clean (1970s+)

sloppy Joe's

noun phrase

A cheap restaurant or lunch counter; greasy spoon (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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