Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Dec 2 17:41:45 UTC 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 07:16:04AM -0800, Dave Wilton wrote:
> >That's not quite the collegiate sense of "wingman" that I recall from
> >the late '80s / early '90s. This extended definition from
> >Urbandictionary seems more canonical:
> It is at least a few years older. It was current when I went to college in
> the early 80s (1981-85).

I'm pretty sure that it's the movie _Top Gun_ (1986) that made this
a widespread term.

Jesse Sheidlower

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