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Sloppy Joe

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noun

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.

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Origin of Sloppy Joe

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for Sloppy Joe

sloppy joe
/ (dʒəʊ) /

noun

informal a long baggy thin sweater
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