Antedating of "Boondoggle"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 3 20:46:42 UTC 2012

boondoggle (OED 1935)

1933 _Boston Herald_ 2 Apr. 51 (GenealogyBank)  [Boy] Scout supply houses sell spring snaps for the ends of lanyards, also boondoggle and leather lacings in a large variety of colors.

Fred Shapiro

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