motorcade (1910)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 17 18:55:43 UTC 2013

This NYT article on the history of the motorcade refers to the first OED cite
for the term, from 1911:

The cite is:

1911 _Postville (Iowa) Rev._ 24 Nov. 3/4 Here is a fine new word, 'motorcade'.
Do you get it?

Here it is from the previous year:

1910 _Rockford (Ill.) Republic_ 7 Nov. 2/6 [GenealogyBank] A motorcade of 32
automobiles touched Rockford today on the first half day of the 1020 mile
reliability grind, which is being run over the highways of Illinois.


Ben Zimmer

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