Compilation Tape

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Dec 17 22:14:48 UTC 2007

On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 04:09:15PM -0600, Scot LaFaive wrote:
> Does OED have "compilation tape" (as a cassette tape containing a variety of
> songs from various sources)? What about "mixed CD," if that's the proper
> term?

OED has _mix tape_, with an unsatisfactorily unclear
definition that I'll be revising.

The proper term for a CD containing a mix of songs is actually
_mix tape_. People are quite clear that mixed CD's are still
called mixtapes (often spelled solid).

Jesse Sheidlower

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