[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hipster"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 26 18:31:48 UTC 2015


No, not "Decitionary," which does exhibit a certain je ne sais qua.

JL

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Which is why it isn't in HDAS I (earliest: 1940), which drew on the
> _Hepster's Decitionary_.
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> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
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> > > hipster (OED 1941)
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> > > 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'."
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> > Nice find! Interestingly, they got the title wrong -- it was _Cab
> > Calloway's Cat-alogue: A 'Hepster's' Dictionary_. Calloway
> > consistently used "hepster" and not "hipster".
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