antedating of "sourpuss" 1930

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 1 03:46:11 UTC 2004

M-W and OED have the same 1937 quote.

Using newspaperarchive---

27 Oct. 1930 _The Gettysburg(PA) Times  4/3

(A syndicated column by O. O. McIntyre)

<<To breakfast and asked a lady across table for the sugar bowl, but she swished her newspaper and scowled.  And upon departing was almost tempted to say:  "My error, Countess Sourpuss.">>

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