[Ads-l] antedating "cookie"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 11 13:34:56 EDT 2021

MW: 1796

1779 _Royal American Gazette_ (N.Y.C.) (Jan. 28,) 2: Waiting on rebel
Clinton and his lady…with the compliments of the season, in order to get a
belly full of cookies and drams.”

Readers must have been expected to understand the word, since no
explanation is provided.


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