Further Antedating of "Hillbilly"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 9 02:05:56 UTC 2014

hillbilly (OED 1900)

1888 _Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune_ (Knoxville, Tenn.) 11 May 1 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Mr. McMillan, of Clay, answered that no man but a "hill Billy" didn't know the Hon. John C. Brown, of Giles county, who is an ex-governor of Tennessee.

Fred Shapiro

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