get-go (1962)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Aug 12 08:42:07 UTC 2005

Latest OED batch has "(from the) get-go" from 1966.

1962 _New Pittsburgh Courier_ 19 May 19 (ProQuest) "Open Mike," the newest
trade sheet and first one for the nation's tan deejays. A clicker from the
get-go, the sheet has become must reading for every deejay who sees it,
since it gives the little and big guys in the business a chance to see his
name in print--which is something most of the other trade publications
have neglected to do.
1962 _Tri-State Defender_ (Memphis, Tenn.) 24 Nov. 5 (ProQuest) From the
get-go, Adline Brown, I would have said Don't Build Your Hopes Up High,
but you obviously threw a lucky punch.

--Ben Zimmer

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