Antedating of pop : "to pay for"

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Tue Jan 11 03:04:37 UTC 2005

OED: pop. v. "to pay for" 1959

 From the recitation, "After-Hours Joint," recorded by Jimmy Coe on the
Delmark label, 1953:

Hey, bar-waitress!
Give everybody a drink!
'Cause I'm popping
This mewning (sic, i.e. "morning")!

-Wilson Gray

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