Further Antedating of "Gimmick"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 15 17:23:16 UTC 2004

gimmick (OED 1926, HDAS 1922)

1911 _Sandusky_ (Ohio) _Star Journal_ 1 May 5 (Newspaperarchive.com)
SEASON FOR AGENTS. 'Tis now the agent wanders forth To sell his fruitless
trees, And patent things to mow the lawn, And dope for honey bees. He's
got a gimick for the churn, A patent cellar door, An automatic cistern
pump, A salve to heal a sore.

Fred Shapiro

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