Jonathon Green slang at ABECEDARY.NET
Fri Nov 18 16:43:54 UTC 2005

Laurence Horn wrote:
> It would be interesting to track the earliest uses of "horny" as a
> sex-neutral term, since presumably the "horn" < 'erection' derivation
> would have had to undergo some loss of transparency before the
> adjective could be felicitously applied to female referents.
> L. Horn
An early use, referring to a female, albeit by a male speaker:

c.1864 ‘Good Old Times’ in Anon. _Rakish Rhymer_ (1917) 107: Then to
make her horney—hot, / How I’ll tickle round her twat.


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