Sloppy Joe

or sloppy Joe


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

Origin of Sloppy Joe

First recorded in 1935–40

Definition for sloppy joe (2 of 2)

Sloppy Joe's

noun Slang. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sloppy joe

sloppy joe
/ (dʒəʊ) /


informal a long baggy thin sweater
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