Early interdating, "simp"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 14 17:11:04 UTC 2008

listen to me i have
been mobbed almost
theres an old simp cockroach
here who thinks he has
been to hell and all
the young cockroaches make a
hero out of him and admire
him he sits and runs his front
feet through his long white
beard and tells the story ...

April 26, 1916
Don Marquis
presumably from the New York Evening Sun [no page cited]
interdates OED2  1903 - 1924


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