New coinage?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Aug 8 21:24:30 UTC 2005

On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 05:20:35PM -0400, Wilson Gray wrote:
> Heard on Dr. Phil, spoken by an ex-husband describing the break-up:
> "We name-called each other."

Well, this is in OED....

We have one quote for transitive _name-call_ from 1973, and the
intrans from 1988. This was edited before Newspaperarchive and
ProQuest, so I will now sit back and await the Zimmertrain.

Jesse Sheidlower

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