[antedating] ghost, v. "to write something anonymously for someone else"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 28 00:40:54 UTC 2007

OED offers 1922.

  1914 _The German Army from the Inside: By a British Officer Who Has Served in It_ (N.Y.: George H. Doran) 32: Many of my fellow-cadets were extremely weak in English or French, and when papers were given in these subjects, they invariably came to me. By this "ghosting" I was able to make quite a good thing in the shape of hard-boiled eggs or meat rissoles.


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