"fiend": in anyone's active vocab?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 10 00:42:33 UTC 2005

At 5:42 PM -0500 11/9/05, Wilson Gray wrote:
>When I was a teen-ager in the '50's, "sex fiend" was already pretty much a
>joking term used among the guys, being assigned to whoever was bragging the
>most about the extent to which he was supposedly getting over. And I vaguely
>remember a title that was "[Something] The Foul Fiend," also from those
>days. That's about it for me WRT active use.

seems like a direct precursor of the "dope fiend" use from the
mid-late 60's I was reporting on earlier


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