Antedating of "Wild Card"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 25 02:07:04 UTC 2013

wild card (OED 1940)

1925 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 13 Jan. 16 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Your friendly enemies do not know what your original wild card is.

Fred Shapiro

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