sloppy Joesloppy joe
a dish consisting of ground meat cooked with tomato sauce, spices, etc. and served on a bun
also sloppy Joes (or joes)
or sloppy Joe
A bun filled or covered with ground beef cooked in a spicy tomato sauce.
(plural sloppy joes)
- (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.
- (US, New Jersey) A cold delicatessen three-decker rye bread sandwich made with sliced meat, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing.
- A very loose-fitting light-weight jumper or jacket.