Antedating of "Birdie" (Golf)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 8 02:41:16 UTC 2012

birdie. n. (OED, 2., 1921)

1910 _New-York Tribune_ 30 Oct. 13 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Brown also won the "birdie" competition, making six holes in one stroke less than par.

Fred Shapiro

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