Antedating of "limp wrist(ed)" 1950

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Jan 28 02:30:44 UTC 2004

OED has 1960, HDAS has 1957,  M-W 1960.

Using Newspaperarchive we find

18 Sept. 1950 _Berkshire(MA) Evening Eagle_ page ?/column 2.  (An interesting article about homosexuality as it was viewed at that time.  Sen. Joseph McCarthy raised the "bad security risks" in the State Department, implying homosexuals)

<<Manisfestations of this are seen in the number of jokes about the limp wrist set, and the occasional reports of homosexuals, ....>>

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