Joan Houston Hall jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Fri Feb 25 20:49:52 UTC 2000

Can anyone find an example of "tchotchke" in an English context that
antedates 1964?  This is for an exhibit about tchotchkes at the Jewish
Museum of Maryland, which is to start March 19.  I've tried this spelling,
as well as "chachke," "chatchke," "chotchke," "tchatchka," "tchotzke," and
"tsatske," in Making of America, with no luck.


Joan H. Hall, Associate Editor
Dictionary of American Regional English
6125 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706
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