Antedating of "Strip Tease"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 30 23:31:29 UTC 2006

strip-tease (OED 1936)

1932 _Oakland Tribune_ 22 June (  In the latter, the
burlesque Otto Kahn and his collaborators, decide to call in the Minsky
brothers, and so we have "Carmen" as the Minskys would do it, with a "hot
strip tease" and a candy butcher howling his wares up the aisle.

Fred Shapiro

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