Birdie (1911,1912), and some "Bogey"/"Bogie"

Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Tue Sep 30 13:55:49 UTC 2003

Thanks, Sam.  We do have evidence earlier than 1948, but not
nearly as early the 1911 cite -- that's quite a coup!  (It's too bad we
can't use it -- we finesse the whole issue by entering an older, non-
golf sense of "birdie.")

Joanne M. Despres, Senior Editor
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
jdespres at

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