Antedating of "Teenybopper"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Tue Aug 16 04:22:42 UTC 2005

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 23:02:44 -0400, Fred Shapiro wrote:

>teenybopper (OED 1966 Oct.)
>1966 _Chi. Tribune_ 28 Aug. N2 (ProQuest)  The freshmen still think it's
>cool to be a 'teeny-bopper.'

1965 _Harvard Crimson_ 16 Oct. ( They'll pose in the Yard,
then move on to the Boston Common to titillate 500 select Boston
teeny-boppers with some more eye-popping sound.

1966 _Harvard Crimson_ 29 July ( The money paid by the
teeny-boppers, nevertheless, provided some excellent music that prevailed
despite an insensitive audience and several pretentious organizational
efforts of the festival's administration.

--Ben Zimmer

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