Antedating of "oojah" and "oojahkapivi"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 19 17:58:52 UTC 2013

WB: RE: <(h)oojah> 'a Turk', cf. parallel American military slang word
<Hajji> (from Arabic, someone who has completed the hajj to Mecca).
Wikipedia: <<Hajji, Haji or Hodgie is more recently used as a derogatory
term by American military personnel as a comprehensive term for Iraqis,
Arabs, Afghans, or Middle Eastern and South Asian people in general.>>
In my mind, <Hajji> is associated with <<The Adventures of Hajji Baba>>
(1954 movie).

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