Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 7 23:59:24 UTC 2009

At 7/7/2009 03:20 PM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

>(For what it's worth, _fuckery_ 'a brothel' goes back at least
>to 1902.)

Google Books shows it's in Farmer and Henley's "Slang and its
Analogues ..." of 1893, Vol. 3 (Fla. to Hyps.), page 222, col. 2,
under "growler" / French Synonyms":

un foutoir ambulant (= a fuckery on wheels)

And also in an 1890 edition?


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