[Ads-l] Still Further Antedating of "Nitty Gritty"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 10 08:29:00 EDT 2018


nitty gritty (OED 1940)


1934 _Washington Tribune_ 26 Apr. 18/7 (Readex)  Gable ... has the art of hitch-hiking down to a nitty-gritty.


Fred Shapiro



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