Wimp (1917) (standard sense?)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Apr 11 23:33:33 UTC 2005

Excellent ex. Note "weakfish," which may also be genuine.


"Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
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Here is "wimp" possibly in the "coward" sense:


_Lima Sunday News_ (Lima OH), 4 Nov. 1917: p. 16:

[Women's suffrage]

<franchise is a Siberian weakfish. Them's our sentiments.>>


-- Doug Wilson

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