[Ads-l] WOTY candidate: boost (verb)/ boosted (adj)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 9 08:40:15 EST 2021


We had to get three polio shots in 1955 or '56, the final pair referred to
as "boosters."

It's hard to believe that people weren't using "boosted" at that time -
though I admit I can't recall hearing it.

JL

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 7:57 AM Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

> I've been noticing the new sense of "boosted" as in the phrase "get
> boosted" to mean get a booster shot. It's an additional sense. Kind of
> late in the year/game.
>
> ---Amy West
>
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