sloppy joe

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noun slop·py joe \ˈslä-pē-ˈjō\

Definition of sloppy joe

  1. 1 often capitalized S&J :  a loose-fitting sweater especially for girls

  2. 2 :  ground beef cooked in a thick spicy sauce and usually served on a bun

Origin and Etymology of sloppy joe

probably from the name Joe, nickname for Joseph


First Known Use: 1940


SLOPPY JOE Defined for English Language Learners

sloppy joe

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noun slop·py joe \ˈslä-pē-ˈjō\

Definition of sloppy joe for English Language Learners

  • : ground beef that is cooked in a thick, spicy sauce and usually served on a bun


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