Further Antedating of "Tiddlywink"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 20 00:50:56 UTC 2013

tiddlywink (OED 1844)

1831 _Jackson's Oxford Journal_ 26 Nov. (19th Century British Newspapers)  A beer-shop has recently been opened in Wells-street, Hackney, called "The Hokee Pokee and a Pot of Mild;" where ales are sold, bearing the following quaint names, at per pot, viz.: "Hokee Pokee, sixpence; Ram Jam, fivepence; Tom and Jerry, fourpence; and Tiddley-wink, three-pence; drawn mild in your own pots."

Fred Shapiro

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