Antedating of "Frisbee"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 25 17:01:56 UTC 2013

frisbee (OED 19570

1956 _Daily Princetonian_ 28 May 1 (online archives)  Girls, Chair-burning, 'Frisbee' Mark Release from Exam Tension ... 'FRISBEE" CHAMPS:  Colonial Club trio fires tins in newest spring sport.  Fifteen 'frizzes' make a 'gibbet,' two out of three gibbets win a 'test.'  Otherwise known as 'scalo,' the new sport is played with tin can tops.

Fred Shapiro

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