progressista (NYT, 1872)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Dec 11 21:40:57 UTC 2008

>From Gawker:

"Progressista" was evidently inspired by "progresista", referring to a
member of Spain's Progressive Party in the mid-19th century.

Not sure where Gawker got the idea that "recessionista" is a NYT coinage.
Safire and others have said it was coined by economist Larry Kudlow in 2007,
though WordSpy has a citation in an earlier sense from 2001:

--Ben Zimmer

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