[Ads-l] Jack pot

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 1 02:58:25 UTC 2015


After I posted the 1873 citation for "jackpot," Stephen Goranson posted an 1872 citation.  It looks like that is still the earliest confirmed occurrence.

Fred Shapiro



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Subject: Jack pot

About a year ago, Fred antedated "jack-pot" to 1873.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__listserv.linguistlist.org_pipermail_ads-2Dl_2014-2DDecember_135376.html&d=AwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=vIEE8cQY5hkPSxmaFr2okq90G3fCj_wFhZ3BGzd28Wo&s=FAYuTRk550DPEyhHvT3wQF0ChHkjaxkGBfeXugTcqKE&e=


I believe I've found two earlier examples.

Here is an edition of  The Modern Pocket Hoyle from  1868
It's described as one of the changes/ additions from the previous edition
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_pq5g9mu&d=AwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=vIEE8cQY5hkPSxmaFr2okq90G3fCj_wFhZ3BGzd28Wo&s=nmK1m_qIgNgkcMDIsZL1P3pqxv4eJF9R0g_YiIJVAmI&e=

And an advert for American Hoyle from 1866 .
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_ox5o89v&d=AwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=vIEE8cQY5hkPSxmaFr2okq90G3fCj_wFhZ3BGzd28Wo&s=5i3xiZaAmrXJhochP5uHPJAdfFRFEfZgFIgxWr6-g4U&e=

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