SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Dec 26 17:44:58 UTC 2004
In that message, George Thompson offers :
<<1846: Playing the little "Joker." [headline] [A rube visits a] "crib" in Park Row, where . . . the "boys" were playing the thimble rig, commonly called the little Joker. New York Herald, February 8, 1846, p. 1, col. 4>>
I'm curious about the "rube."
Did it get picked up by OED and M-W?
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