Trick or Treat

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 31 22:15:47 UTC 2002

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Baker, John wrote:

>         The OED takes "trick or treat" back only to October 1947.

Anthony Boucher published a Halloween story entitled "Trick-or-Treat"
in _Master Detective_, June 1945.

Fred Shapiro

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