Antedating of "Yalie"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 11 03:46:16 UTC 2003

The OED's first use of "Yalie" is dated 1969.  Here are earlier examples
from New York Times Historical:

1952 _N.Y. Times_ 27 Aug. 25  (crossword puzzle clue) Yalies.

1961 _N.Y. Times_ 12 Feb. S2  And as for those cruelly beset Yalies, what
say we let them stand as symbols and examples to oncoming generations?

Fred Shapiro

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