Major Antedating of "Cold War"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 31 21:39:34 UTC 2002

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Mark A Mandel wrote:

> #1938 _Nation_ 26 Mar. 345  (heading) Hitler's Cold War.
> How does the sense compare with that of the other cites?

The context matches up with the definition in OED, although obviously not
matching up with the specific subdefinition referring to the Soviet Union.

Fred Shapiro

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