Query: "Jazbo on upper lip" (1915)

Gerald Cohen gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue Jan 17 20:37:01 UTC 2012

Would anyone have an idea what 1915 "jazbo on his upper lip" means?
(See query below.)

Gerald Cohen

From: Barry Popik <bapopik at aol.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:44:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: "Jazbo on upper lip" (1915)

I wonder if you (or ADS-L) can help to explain this. <snip>

Barry Popik
Austin, TX
June 14, 1915
Abderdeen (SD) Daily News, pg. 2
"Bits of Byplay" by Luke McLuke (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Dear Luke -- I have located the old fashioned man who wears brown spats
and who has a little jazbo on his upper lip. He travels for a
Cincinnati firm. -- Texas.

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