Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 27: Misunderestimate

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 27 21:19:42 UTC 2006

A common word but not in OED.  Google has 86,800 hits.  See Yale Book of
Quotations for 1997, pre-Bush usage by John Conyers.  (The documentation
for this usage, not spelled out by YBQ, is FDCH Political Transcripts,
August 19, 1997 [Nexis]).

Fred Shapiro

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