"Hawaiian shirt" antedating

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri May 18 18:19:32 UTC 2001

Some time ago Barry posted a 1950 cite for "Hawaiian shirt," beating
the 1962 that is found in OED2.


1940 P. Sturges _Christmas in July_ in _Five Screenplays_ (1986)
294 (_stage direct._) Mr. Zimmerman wears a flowered Hawaiian
shirt hanging outside his pants.

Your turn.

Jesse Sheidlower

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