"call someone out of their name"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 2 16:48:22 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 11:57:18AM -0800, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> If it's in the OED or the Archives, I couldn't find it.

It's in OED s.v. _call_ v. sense 17.e., though many of Doug's
cites are antedatings, and the OED definition doesn't convey
the 'insult' nuance, which is clearly present even in the OED

Jesse Sheidlower

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