Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 18 01:19:37 UTC 2013

booboisie (OED 1922)

1921 H. L. Mencken in _Smart Set_ Dec. (American Periodical Series)  In the end she departs for Los Angeles and an artistic career with twenty proposals of marriage, five trunks full of clothes, and a sight draft for $400.  Mr. Read's proposed law would rob the booboisie of all this entertainment.

Fred Shapiro

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