[Ads-l] Antedating of "Ham" (Radio)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 30 20:50:26 EDT 2016


The OED first use of the radio sense of "ham" (ham, n.1 4.) is dated 1919.  According to Wikipedia, this term was used in an article titled "Floods and Wireless" by Hanby Carver, published in the August 1915 issue of Technical World Magazine.


Fred Shapiro

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