[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hipster"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 26 15:59:08 UTC 2015

hipster (OED 1941)

1938 _New York Amsterdam News_ 3 Dec. 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  To take an expression from Cab Calloway's Hipster's dictionary, "the big show will be a 'killer-diller'."

Fred Shapiro

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