Antedating of "Rugger"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 21 01:09:13 UTC 2014

rugger, n.2 (OED 1889)

1888 _Oxford Magazine_ 15 Feb. 224 (Google Books)  Golf is perhaps seven or eight years old in Oxford, lawn-tennis about ten, football _seu_ Rugger, _sire_ Soccer, not more than sixteen or seventeen.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list