Sloppy Joe: Meaning and Definition of

Slop'py Joe'

Pronunciation: [key]
  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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