conked/konked hair (1943)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Dec 28 08:12:37 UTC 2005

On 12/28/05, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:
> 1935 _Chicago Defender_ 12 Oct. 9/5 If "Dig that high-jivin' chick
> layin' here racket over at my crib, with those conked rug-cutters"
> isn't Harlemese for "Look at that ritzy miss trying to make an
> impression in my home with those slick-haired ballroom dancers" then
> sue the fellow who told me it was.
> [HNP Doc ID 761075942]

Should read "...layin' her racket..."

--Ben Zimmer

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