sloppy Joe n.(US)
1. [1940s+] (also sloppy) a loose, floppy sweater.
2. [1940s+] (also sloppy joe sandwich) a multi-decked sandwich (the fillings ooze out when eating it).
3. [1940s+] a slovenly, inefficient person.
4. [1960s+] a type of hamburger in which the meat filling is diluted to a form of sauce.
5. [1960s] (S.Afr.) a design of shoe favoured by S. Afr. ’teddy girls’.