Antedating of "Chauvinistic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 23 11:49:40 UTC 2005

chauvinistic (OED 1870)

1867 _N.Y. Times_ 25 May 1 (American Periodical Series)  The _New Free
Press_, the best representative in Vienna of the pure German element, in
an article on "Austria and Germany," says: ... even the most Chauvinistic
sheets of Berlin no longer labor under any delusions as to the
significance of 300,000 Austrian bayonets.

Fred Shapiro

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