sloppy joe

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sloppy joe (plural sloppy joes)

  1. (US) A hot sandwich, typically composed of ground beef cooked in a skillet with highly seasoned tomato sauce or tomato paste and spread between two sides of a bun.
  2. (US, New Jersey) A cold delicatessen three-decker rye bread sandwich made with sliced meat, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing.
  3. A very loose-fitting light-weight jumper or jacket.