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Sloppy Joe

or sloppy Joe

  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.
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Also sloppy joe (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of Sloppy Joe

First recorded in 1935–40

Sloppy Joe's

noun Slang.
  1. greasy spoon.
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British Dictionary definitions for sloppy joe

sloppy joe

  1. informal a long baggy thin sweater
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