Antedating of "Feminist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 17 01:14:00 UTC 2003

feminist, n. (OED 1904)

1897 _Times_ (London) 8 June 12  In an age in which the dignity of woman
has been often so loudly acclaimed, Queen Victoria, in Mme. Drousart's
phrase, will have been the most eloquent of "feminists."

Fred Shapiro

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