[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "Sexist" (Adj.)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 9 09:05:05 EDT 2021


sexist, adj. (OED 1968 Nov.)

1968 Caroline Bird in Evening Sun (Baltimore) 16 Sept. B1/1 (Newspapers.com)  "Do you think a woman will ever be President of the United States?" She parried the question, "Now, that's what I call a "sexist" question -- that's like asking me, 'do I mind if my daughter married a Negro?' -- That's a racist wuestion."

Fred Shapiro

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