an early kibosh--Ki'bosh--Feb. 1, 1835

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 20 15:25:06 UTC 2013

At 8/20/2013 08:08 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
>The kurbash/kibosh was known in London in the 1830s, where reporter
>spelling of Cockney did not always follow some handbook.

One can employ the merchandise huckster's tactic and move this back a
decade -- "courbash" can be found in 1829.


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