Whole Nine Yards Citation

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Mar 5 13:19:44 UTC 2002

>Has anyone antedated the 1970 citation in the OED? I've seen various claims
>that it dates to "the mid-60s," which is a reasonable assumption, but I've
>never actually seen a citation earlier than the one in the OED.

Yes. Ca. 1966, anyway. See HDAS under "nine". The same book has three

-- Doug Wilson

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