[Ads-l] Antedating of "American" (Inhabitant of America, of European Descent)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue May 26 23:20:27 UTC 2015

American (OED, 2., 1648)

1595 Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas _Babilon_ 23 (Early English Books Online)  The cold Finlanders once might visit Africans, The Spanish Indians, th' English Americans, Without interpreters.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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