Smart cookie (1932)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Sun Feb 6 11:14:26 UTC 2005

On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 05:00:22 EST, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>R H L. Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963). Chicago, Ill.: Nov 7, 1932. p. 10
>(1 page)
>A friend of mine suggested writing to the R.F.C. but these smart cookies
>don't give you their address, they don't even give their full names.

"Smart cookie"'s tougher relative goes back to 1921 on N-archive...

1921 _Syracuse Herald_ 7 Jan. 22/4 His feat of stopping the mountainous
Dick O'Brien Tuesday night in two rounds is considered to be better than
noteworthy by the critics. O'Brien is tall, heavy, fairly clever and
generally regarded as a tough cookie.

1922 _Nebraska State Journal_ 25 Jun. B5/2 Nobody in Los Angeles thought
well of Virginia Rappe. She was a tough cookie but very beautiful.

--Ben Zimmer

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