[Ads-l] Antedating of "Wacko"

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed Aug 23 12:58:05 EDT 2017


British adjectival usage:

_Magic Circular_ 9/1965 p 218 col 1
"The show now is fully established with Harold as compere, comedian and conjurer, and, in his own words, is "playing to wacko business." "


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> wacko (OED 1977)
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> 1965 _The Realist_ 1 Feb. 22/2 (Independent Voices)  Hey nures [sic], you better give him a shot or something, he's goin' wacko!
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> Fred Shapiro
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