Antedating of "Touch Football"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 13 01:33:31 UTC 2004

touch football (OED 1933)

1924 _N.Y. Times_ 20 Jan. S1 (ProQuest)  The great increase of interest in
the past few years in such games as "touch football" shows the striking
example of interest in "sport for sport's sake."

Fred Shapiro

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