non-chuck (1972), nunchuck (1974)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Jul 16 08:42:30 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:56:13AM -0400, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> (_Black Belt_ is now on Google Books in full view from 1962 onwards,
> so that should help with various martial arts terms.)

Antedatings found for _chopsocky_ adj., _hapkido_, _martial
artist_, _ninja_, _qigong_, and _Shaolin_, and that's just for
the published ranges. And before breakfast.



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