"Gussied up" (1912, 1914)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jun 26 05:12:59 UTC 2004

The tennis player Gussie Moran apparently was not responsible. HDAS has
1952 (plus a bracketed 1928 item of uncertain relevance).


_Indianapolis Star_, 17 March 1912: p. 7(?), col. 1:

<<The young Shipping Clerk used to fly to his Kennel and get himself all
Gussied up, and then edge into the Parlor and turn the Music for Miss
Livingstone, ....>>


_Los Angeles Times_, 13 March 1914: p. I12:

<<In the Spring the young man's fancy, lightly / Turns to thoughts of
colthes [sic] / He wants himself all gussied up, as Nature garbs the rose.>>


-- Doug Wilson

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