[Ads-l] Antedating of "Butch" (Lesbian)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jul 30 13:09:29 EDT 2017


butch (lesbian) (OED 1954)


1947 _Vice Versa_ Nov. 19 (Archives of Sexuality & Gender)


"Boy meets girl meets heart"

I don't consider smart.

"Butch meets fluff -- that's luff!"

Is my idea of hot stuff!


Fred Shapiro




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