boogie board (1976)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Mon Oct 3 20:46:41 UTC 2005

boogie board (OED3 1977)

1976 _Los Angeles Times_ 13 Apr. (Orange Co.) III10/1 Now produced in a
small factory outside of Carlsbad's main business district, the Boogie
Board was originally designed on the big island of Hawaii four years ago.

boogie boarding, a./n. (OED3 1984); boogie board, v. (not in OED)

1978 _Los Angeles Times_ 5 Sep. (You Magazine) 14/1 Another way to be
pleasantly beached is to enter the Senior Olympics boogie-boarding
competition. The word on that one is that only those who don't generally
boogie board for a living will be eligible.

boogie boarder (OED3 1984)

1979 _Los Angeles Times_ 11 Aug. (Orange Co.) II1/4 Out on the beach, the
surfers and the boogie boarders and the body surfers reveled in the final
result -- the big waves that gave that extra thrill and longer ride.

--Ben Zimmer

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