Antedating of "Wobbly" (I.W.W.)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 1 01:10:00 UTC 2014

wobbly (OED, n.1, 1914)

1913 _Voice of the People_ 4 Sept. 4/4 (  Miss Carpenter arrived in an auto and cast anchor at Main and Stevens streets, a vicinity infested by bands of Volunteers, Starvationists, Single Taxers, Wobblies and other pests.

Fred Shapiro

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